Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents the documentary Chocolate Road on
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Chocolate Road follows three chocolate artisans in pursuit of the highest quality cacao beans for the burgeoning craft chocolate market. Their quest takes them to the hot and humid cacao growing regions of the world, where their cooperation with cacao farmers has a transformative and empowering effect on the communities.
Directed by Tanya Chuturkova, the feature-length documentary shifts locales seamlessly between high-street chocolate shops run by esteemed, award-winning chocolatiers to the cacao plantations of South and Central America run by generations of anonymous farmers and producers. The growing demand for craft chocolate creates a symbiotic relationship between the chocolate artisans hoping to create next-level chocolate experiences and cacao producers hoping to make inroads to earning livable wages from their labors and expertise.
Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, and now based in New York, Tanya Chuturkova is a director and creative producer with many film and television credits. She wrote, produced and directed six short films before embarking on Chocolate Road, her debut feature documentary. Additionally, her television work as an editor garnered her numerous awards, including four Telly Awards.
In an interview with Scientology Network for DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, Tanya conveyed the impact of her filmmaking journey:
“We live in a very consumer society and we’re used to just getting everything fast. Everything—food, fashion—that goes for chocolate as well. We just grab something. We don’t think where it comes from. But throughout the process of making the movie, it has changed my whole perspective.”
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