The Dark Side of Chocolate

2010-Miki Mistrati:  In 2001, the Chocolate Manufacturers Association formed an action plan entitled the Harkin-Engel Protocol that would aim to end the worse forms of child trafficking and slave labor. However, child trafficking still continued in countries in West Africa. The documentary starts in Cologne, Germany where Mistrati asks each vendor at a gathering of chocolate makers where their chocolate is imported from. Their responses lead to the conclusion that almost all chocolate is imported from somewhere in Africa. Their detective work lead them to find that people in Mali were trafficking children at bus stations by bribing them with work and money, or by kidnapping them from villages.

[ENG/SPA]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BQzpavKmlE

[DEU]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZFIb1PDOtM

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