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Bittersweet

Cocao from Ghana becomes exquisite Swiss chocolate. But how can the impoverished farmers share in the profit from the booming cocoa business? The Ghanaian–Swiss Yara Glover has a vision. To realize it he has returned to his native country in West Africa. Here with the production of organic cocoa, he is helping the cocoa farmers to achieve more independence and better living conditions. The film accompanies Yara as he sets up his project, for which he makes great personal sacrifices. Despite difficulties with financing and the Ghanaian authorities, he sticks to his vision, and for the first time, can finally deliver cocoa beans to a Swiss chocolate manufacturer.  

Author and Director: Angela Spörri
DOP: Séverine Barde
Sound: Balthasar Jucker
Editor: Anja Bombelli
Music: Simon Grab, Featuring Julius Nartey
Graphic Design und Animation: Reinholf Briegel
Soundmix: Jürg von Allmen
Colorgrading: Fabian Hochreutener
Production: Stella Händler
Coproduktion: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Redaktion DOK

Awards

Basler Filmpreis ZOOM 2012
1. Preis in der Kategorie «Langfilm»

Festivals

Festival der Kulturen, Rheinfelden
Filmfestival Thunersee, Film im Bad, Spiez
Green me Festival, Berlin
ChocolART, Tübingen
Lucerne International Film Festival

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