Marie Michael Library
The Chocolate Farmer
In southern Belize, cacao farmer Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors. But as the Pop family struggles to preserve their values, the world around them changes. Eladio faces the moral dilemma around the 'fair trade' label within the chocolate industry. The camera becomes a witness to social and family tensions that play out in a culture that was once the most advanced civilization in the world.