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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Bittersweet

Directed by Peter Bicknell, Andrew Kappel

Documentary, EcoCinema, International, Shorts / Ghana, Netherlands / 2012 / African, Agriculture/Viticulture, Business, Food, Student / 19 mins / English, Ghanian

Plays In:
OPENING NIGHT

Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
September 25, 2013 6:15 pm

Description

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!

Credits

Producer: Andrew Kappel, Peter Bicknell, Amanda Singer, Carly Berryhill, Emily Manheim
Screenwriter: Emily Manheim, Casey Smith
Camera: Peter Bicknell
Editor: Peter Bicknell


Precedes

  1. A Portrait Of Artist Adam Shaw

    John Knoop / Arts In Film, Documentary, Shorts / USA / Aesthetics, Art, Biography, Literature, Nature, Philosophy, Transformation / 26 mins
    Contemporary 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.

    Preceded by: Bittersweet, The Enduring Passion for Ink



Plays in

  1. OPENING NIGHT in the Cave

    Arts In Film, Cinema of Conscience, Food On Film, International
    Join us for the Opening Night Festivities in the Grand Room of Deerfield Ranch Wineries Cave Theatre. The night is dedicated to THE ARTS IN FILM, a major focus of the Festival this year, with a touch of ECO CINEMA. We will see A Portrait of Artist Adam Shaw by John Knoop, In Person with Adam Shaw; The Enduring Passion for Ink by Britta Erickson, In Person with Zheng Chongbin, an abstract painter featured in her film; and Bittersweet, by Peter Bicknell & Andrew Kappel , about the Fair Trade cocoa growers of Ghana, with a Tasty treat by DRW Winemaker and Chef Robert Rex who will serve his famous Chocolate Truffles paired with succulent Syrah. Then, move outdoors to the ‘Al Fresco Cinema™’ to see the feature presentation THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL by Oscar winner Fernando Trueba.

    Precedes: The Artist and The Model

    In This Program: Bittersweet, The Enduring Passion for Ink, A Portrait Of Artist Adam Shaw


Dates & Times

Plays In:
OPENING NIGHT

Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
September 25, 2013 6:15 pm