Setting The Bar

A Craft Chocolate Origin Story

The film, titled "Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story", will tell the story of chocolate from bean in the Amazon to bar in high-end cafes and stores.

The film will follow a group of craft-chocolate makers as they venture into the Peruvian jungle to strengthen direct relationships with farmer communities and identify new kinds of cacao to bring to market.

It will explore the economic realities of farmers and artisans, and capture the passion and sense of adventure of this inspiring group of people.

Director(s): Tim Shephard
Production: Amy Burns, Jack Guy
Music: Caleb Stine
Actors: Simran Sethi, Greg d’Alesandre, Dan Rattigan, Ryan Berk, Nate Hodge, Elaine Read, Matt Wayandt, Florencia Hemes, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, Steve Bergin, Demetrio Vazquez Sanabria, Esperanza Dionisio Castillo, Javier Arena De La Cruz, Israel Gonzalo Jaimes, Robin Jordan, Carmen Rosa Chavez
Year: 2018
Duration: 85 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): English, Spanish
Language (subtitles): English, Spanish
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Shooting Locations: Peru, United States
Screening rights: Taskovski Films Ltd. ()


Main topic(s): Consumption + Alternatives
Secondary topics: soil food forest money postconsumptionism forest cooperation
Mentions: Fairtrade chocolate cacao deforestation Peru organic farming small businesses sustainable food biodiversity co-operation
Topic Page(s): Fairtrade + Economy Consumption + Alternatives

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