Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.
A Movie is a strong medium of spreading a message to millions of people around the world. Each movie envelopes a different message, equally important than the first. Here we have a list of movies that talks the delectable stories around Chocolate. Chocolate is an irresistible food all around the world which is produced from Cocoa beans. It is important to understand that cocoa farming affects the economies of many developing countries and also provides livelihoods for millions of people globally. Therefore, sustainable cocoa farming is a step towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals of achieving sustainable agriculture as well as sustainable and responsible production and consumption.
Chocolat is a 2000 British-American drama movie that tells the story of a young mother, Vianne Rocher who is an expert chocolatier and her daughter Anouk. The mother-daughter duo, wander across Europe and eventually reaches a fictional French village, Lansquenet-sous-Tannes. This village is held together by tradition and convention, a far difference from the lifestyle that Vianne follows. Vianne is more unconventional than the rest of the women in the town and does not fit well with the people in the village. She however overlooks this and opens a small chocolaterie in the village. Her chocolate slowly starts to change the lives and outlooks of the people in the small French village. Vianne after facing many trails in her journey, finally finds a home for herself, her daughter and her chocolate.
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory presents the story of Charlie, a kind and loving boy who comes from a poor family and lives with his parents and grandparents. Charlie is usually dreaming about the chocolate the he would love to have but cannot afford. Things seem to look up for Charlie when Willy Wonka, the head of the Wonka Chocolate empire announces a tour of his famous chocolate factory to five lucky children who finds the five golden tickets that he has hidden in the chocolate bar wrappers. Charlie is one of the lucky five to win a tour to the factory. Charlie is accompanied by his grandfather and they soon meet Willy Wonka, the eccentric personality who takes them on an adventure filled tour of the greatest chocolate factory in the world.
3. The Chocolate War
The Chocolate War narrates a story of a new student Jerry Renault at an all boys Catholic school. Here, Jerry has to face the freshman hazing practices dictated by the Vigils, a group of powerful students. This is made worst when the school’s administration pushes the students to sell chocolates for a fundraiser. However, Jerry refuses to sell the chocolates which results in bullying and alienation from his peers.
4. In search of…The Heart of Chocolate
In search of…The Heart of Chocolate is a documentary in which filmmaker Sarah Feinbloom, a chocolate lover, explores the history of chocolate and searches for the reason behind her chocolate obsessions. She talks to many chocoholics about the various aspects of chocolate and how it has become such an important feature in our lives.
5. Just Desserts
The movie shows a family bakery in the Bronx that has fallen on hard times. Marco Paloni and his family, the owners of the bakery considers selling the bakery, however the strong family ties to the bakery convinces Marco to enter a baking competition with the hopes that the winning money and the publicity will help the bakery. Marco realizes he cannot enter the competition alone and seeks the help of Grace Carpenter a baker of a restaurant. Along the movie, we follow these two as they prepare for the competition and overcome the differences between each other and finally discover a mutual attraction over their mutual love of desserts.