Sunday, February 05, 2012

Portage Library to present film "The Dark Side of Chocolate" Feb. 6

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library and the Keweenaw Co-op will co-host a screening of the documentary The Dark Side of Chocolate at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, in the community room at the library.

The Dark Side of Chocolate reveals shocking evidence that child and forced labor continue in the cocoa fields for millions of children, nearly a decade after major players in the cocoa industry promised to resolve the problem. This 2010 documentary exposes the ongoing use of child labor, forced labor, and trafficking in the cocoa industry in West Africa.

There will be a discussion following the film and samples to eat of Fair Trade chocolates made by small companies that show it is possible to eliminate forced labor and child labor from the production of chocolate.

All library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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