Directed by Peter Bicknell, Andrew Kappel
Bittersweet, by Peter Bicknell & Andrew Kappel looks at how the cocoa trade works and especially how the 800,000 farmers in Ghana have made it the world’s number-two cocoa producer. Bittersweet focuses on the courageous work the Conservation Alliance, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) working in Western Africa to protect the environment and save the Fair Trade cocoa community.
With a sampling of Robert Rex’s acclaimed fair trade Chocolate Truffles!
Producer: Andrew Kappel, Peter Bicknell, Amanda Singer, Carly Berryhill, Emily Manheim
Screenwriter: Emily Manheim, Casey Smith
Camera: Peter Bicknell
Editor: Peter Bicknell
John Knoop / Arts In Film, Documentary, Shorts / USA / Aesthetics, Art, Biography, Literature, Nature, Philosophy, Transformation / 26 minsContemporary painter Adam Shaw is shown at work in his studio over the course of a year. He takes brisk walks in the vineyards, sculpts with rocks and lumber on his Glen Ellen terrace, improvising on his guitar, cooking meals for family and friends– painting, and explaining his philosophy and method of finding ‘the painting in the canvas.”
In Person: Adam Shaw and filmmaker John Knoop.
Precedes: The Artist and The Model