El Cacao

Michelle Aguilar
2015 | 19 minutes| Panama, U.S.A.

Neoliberal ideology, human rights, and the economics of the global chocolate industry collide in this exposé of the dark side of Latin American chocolate production. Examining Fair Trade from the perspective of an Ngäbe farmer in Panama, the film highlights a pronounced disconnect between the rising demand for chocolate in developed countries and the over-promised, under-delivered incentives to small producers around the world. 

This screening is part of the Emerging Visual Anthropologists Showcase and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Dr. Pegi Vail, Graduate Program in Culture and Media, NYU.

Co-presented by New York University Center for Media, Culture, and History