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Chocolate of Peace + Q&A


Chocolate of Peace depicts the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó’s experiences of resistance, via a journey through their processes of organic chocolate production. From the seed to the product, the cacao is the narrative thread that takes us through the community’s stories of violence and resilience, and their fight to remain neutral in the face of the Colombian armed conflict.

This film offers a panorama of hope, and proof that despite great difficulties it is possible to sow peace through human and economic relationships. It invites us to rethink our relationship with food, to value the efforts of those who produce it, and to build bridges between the victims of the armed conflict and other sectors of global civil society.

The free screening will open with an exclusive video introduction from director Gwen Burnyeat and will be followed by a Q&A with Gabbi Loedolff of Lush cosmetics, about their work with the Peace Community and the role that business can play in supporting peace. The discussion will be chaired by International Alert‘s CEO Harriet Lamb and will also include our Head of Economic Development for Peace, Yadaira Orsini.

Watch the trailer below. To see the English subtitles, select ‘English’ from the ‘CC’ menu. To find out more about the film, visit or

Doors open at 6.30pm. The screening starts at 7pm.

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Genre: Documentary
Certificate: TBC
Directors: Gwen BurnyeatPablo Mejía Trujillo
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Released: 2015