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The Dark Side of Chocolate is a must-see film exposing the continued use of trafficked children who work as slaves in the cocoa fields.  It reveals a trail of tears that leads to the cocoa fields, from a grown man overwhelmed with emotion after freeing a trafficked child to a child crying as he awaits his fate in a trafficking center.

Filmmakers Robin Romero and Miki Mistrati have generously offered activists with Global Exchange and our partner organizations in the Raise the Bar Campaign the opportunity to screen the film at house parties, congregations, schools, and other large venues.  Participants pay only for replication and postage.

I just watched the video again to prepare for this release.  I was reminded how powerful it is.  Everyone should know about this situation so that, together, we can reach out and end the tragedy of child and forced labor and trafficking in the cocoa industry.

Would you host a screening of the film?  We are trying to make sure thousands of people see this film, by organizing hundreds of showings nationwide, especially through a National Week of Action during Halloween Week, October 23-31.  If convenient, you can also screen the film at a different time.

It can be a simple event, like a gathering of friends and family at your home, or a larger screening at your workplace, congregation, or school.

These screenings are part of the Raise the Bar Campaign calling on Hershey to end child and forced labor in the cocoa fields and start sourcing Fair Trade cocoa.

Please visit the Raise the Bar Campaign web page to request a copy of the film.  If you wish to participate in the National Day of Action, please request the film by October 8.

Please forward this email to others who might be interested in screening the film.

Sincerely,
Adrienne Fitch-Frankel
Fair Trade Campaign Director, Global Exchange

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