In the isolated hill towns of the Dominican Republic, cacao farmers have been fighting a losing battle with the global economy for as long as anyone can remember. But in Loma Guaconejo, things are about to change. If the farmers here can win organic certification and market their product directly to the United States, they just might manage to turn the system on its head. But to pull it off will take the effort of an entire community.
Featuring a stirring soundtrack by local folk musicians, and an inside look at chocolate production from seed to pod to bean to powder, this thirty minute documentary won a Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Director: Robin Blotnick
Cinematographer: Carl Wooley
Produced by: Jill Higgins and Joe Blotnick