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Film not too sweet at North Island College in Courtenay

North Island College’s Global Learning Initiative, in collaboration with the World Community Development Education Society, will present a screening of The Dark Side of Chocolate this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Stan Hagen Theatre, located at NIC’s Comox Valley Campus.
In The Dark Side of Chocolate, award-winning Danish journalist Miki Mistrati and filmmaker U. Roberto Romano investigate rumours and reveal new evidence about the continuation of child labour and human trafficking in the cocoa fields.
At the conclusion of the film, Peggy Carswell from Fertile Ground, a local organization which has provided encouragement, training and resources to farmers, teachers, students and families living in the state of Assam, will speak on her experience with fair trade in relation to tea production.
There will be a discussion of the issues surrounding fair trade and how to take action within our own community to help end the exploitation of children in the cocoa fields and ensure that cocoa is a source of joy for all children.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is by donation to the NIC Global Learning Initiative. For further information, contact Susan Auchterlonie at 250-334-5271 or visit www.nic.bc.ca.
— North Island College

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