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The Chocolate Farmer & Elisha and the Cacao Trees - DVD/Terre et chocolat & Elisha et les cacaoyers - DVD

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“Without the land, we will cease to exist.” – Eladio Pop

In an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors: as a steward of the land. A tender and moving family tale, director Rohan Fernando’s lush cinematic journey intimately captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a world that is suddenly and dramatically changing. A lament for cultures lost, this timely and vital film challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress.

2011, 87 min 28 s

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