Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival
√√ NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE Review by Frida Runnkvist
Most people would agree that chocolate is delicious. What is not quite as appetizing is the fact that many major manufacturers buy their cocoa from farms where children are sold into slavery. As a response to this, Kum-Kum Bhavnani made 'Nothing Like Chocolate' in hopes that it will make a stepping-stone towards an ethical, organic chocolate industry. It addresses issues of the unfair chocolate trade, but primarily functions as a portrait of the late Mott Green: cofounder of the ethical, organic Grenada Chocolate Company.
I HAVE YOUR HEART Review by Liam McGarry
A heart transplant, a fair lady and a cantankerous, scheming family comprise this witty and whimsical short by Crabapple, Boekbinder and Batt. Since brevity is the soul of wit, this four-minute short should be a clever and entertaining little tale, and indeed it succeeds in this with its wry charm and infectious enthusiasm.
I'M TALENTED Review by Joseph Bibby
Living among detritus and struggling through the days, families across poverty-stricken areas of Nigeria try to make the best future they can for their children, but in such unforgiving situations the talents of their young are too easily buried, and their dreams forgotten. Abimbola OGunsanyo’s ‘I’m Talented’ is a requiem to dreams, set against Nigeria’s economic troubles.