The world’s love of chocolate borders on irrational. What is truly irrational — and sad, unjust, enraging — are the conditions under which some of it is made. Share this video and end this injustice once and for all. Thousands of children’s lives depend on it.
There is so much to bedisturbed about in this video that I distilled it to the “lowlights” for you:
(1:20) The journeyinto darkness begins at a chocolate industry fair in Cologne, Germany.
(5:00) Investigating child smuggling in Mali.
(9:20) The interruption of a trafficking attempt inprogress, and an interview with the rescued 12-year-old girl.
(16:30) We see actual trafficking in progress, from Maliinto the Ivory Coast.
(21:55) An overview of the worldwide chocolate productionprocess, from bean to bar.
(23:20) A cocoa exporter denies the existence of childtrafficking and slavery in cocoa harvesting.
(29:00) The investigative crew goes to the supplierplantations to see for themselves.
(38:45) A confrontation with the exporter to reveal theirfindings.
(44:00) A trip to Nestlé’s headquarters in Switzerlanddisplays, to its face, the truly dark side of chocolate.