Nothing like chocolate [videorecording] : a journey to the heart of chocolate /
Mirror & Hammer Films presents ; produced by Kum-Kum Bhavnani ; directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani ; story, Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Cristina Malavenda, Ryan Pettey.
[Widescreen presentation].
Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c2013.
1 videodisc (68 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
1937772462, 9781937772468
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Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c2013.
biographical note
Kum-Kum Bhavnani is a professor of Sociology. Her research interest lie within development, feminist and cultural studies. She has published a number of books and articules including Taling Politics (1991, Cambridge University Press), Shifting Identities Shifting Racisms (Sage 1994: co-edited with An Phoenix), Feminism and 'Race' (2001, Oxford University Press) and Feminist Futures (Zed 2003: co-edited with Johan Foran and Priya Kurian). In 2006 she completed a feature documentary film, The shape of water (narrated by Susan Sarandon ( which took four years to complete and spans three continents.
credits note
Photography, Skye Borgman; editor, Ryan Pettey; music, Erik Lohr.
general note
Aspect ratio 16:9.
Special features: interview with Michael Pollan; interview with Vandana Shiva.
Videodisc release of a 68 minute version and a 55 minute version of a documentary motion picture produced in 2012.
Narrator, Susan Sarandon.
Deep in the rain forests of Grenada, anarchist chocolate-maker, Mott Green operates an unusual chocolate factory that turns out delicious creations unknown to a world saturated with industrially produced cocoa, much of it produced by exploited child labour. With a rich blend of ingredients missing in the large-scale production of corporate chocolate, Mott utilizes solar power, employee shareholding and small-scale antique equipment to make delicious, organic, and socially conscious chocolate. Each step in the production process, from cocoa pod to candy bar, involves ethical and sustainable methods aimed at empowering the community of farmers involved. An anarchist chocolatier, with his tiny chocolate company challenging the global model of large-scale chocolate production, and undermining the exploitation of child labour -- how could I not make a film about all of this? Nothing like Chocolate tells the moving story of the relentless and headstrong Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company, as he pursues his unique vision to create the best chocolate in the world, ethically and taste-wise, from scratch. See how the world's smallest chocolate factory, by tackling the unsustainable and exploitative practices of the Goliaths of the industry, is doing enormous things for cocoa communities, and the world's sweet tooth.
The Grenada Chocolate Company Ltd. was founded in 1999 with the idea of creating an Organic Cocoa Farmers' and Chocolate-Makers' Cooperative.
language note
In English with subtitles in English.
Open-captioned for the hearing impaired.
catalogue key
technical details
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; stereo.
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Main Description
NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE tells the poweful story of Mott Green and the Grenada Chocolate Company he founded, which is a farmers' and workers' cooperative. This tree-to-bar factory, claimed to be the smallest in the world, turns out luscious creations that are organic and ethical. In a world saturated with industrial chocolate--often made with cocoa harvested by exploited child labor--this solar-powered workers' co-op provides a viable model for creating sustainable communities in the global South and beyond. Also featured are Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva, and Christian Parenti.

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