Film Screening: The Chocolate Case, Falkirk Food Futures Film Club

Film Screening: The Chocolate Case, Falkirk Food Futures Film Club

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Falkirk Active Travel Hub

203 High Street

Falkirk

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Join Falkirk Food Futures Film Club for a screening of The Chocolate Case.

About this event

Can a globalised food system ever be truly ethical?

This engaging and thoughtful documentary tracks three Dutch journalists’ decade-long efforts to end the chocolate industry’s reliance on child labour and worker exploitation.

Affable and with a penchant for absurdist pranks (The Yes Men, anyone?), the three friends ran a TV show investigating unsafe, often unsavoury practices in the food sector. Shocked both by lack of progress on workers’ rights in cocoa plantations and public apathy towards this modern-day slavery, they embarked on a high-profile campaign to expose this reality. Their investigations uncovered serious failings, even among fairtrade producers, so they put their money where their sweet tooth was: they turned from journalists to entrepreneurs, setting out to make a “100% slave-free” chocolate bar.

Presented in collaboration with Take One Action Film Club Take One Action! Film Festivals | See the change you want to be

About Falkirk Food Futures

Falkirk Food Futures is a partnership project funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The partnership comprises of Forth Environment Link, Falkirk Council, NHS Forth Valley and CVS Falkirk.

Our Falkirk Food Futures event program aims to offer enjoyment, education and wellbeing around topics of food and growing. Forth Environment Link have curated a range of activities to suit a variety of perspectives based on feedback from community groups and organisations in the area. We hope you enjoy what is on offer whether you are an individual, volunteer or part of a community group or organisation!

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.

If there is any further information you need or would like to ask in terms of accessing this event please feel free to get in touch with Stephanie@forthenvironmentlink.org or Vickif@forthenvironmentlink.org

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