Peace by Chocolate: Film Screening & Discussion

On Wednesday 21 December, we hosted the the amazing film screening of Peace by Chocolate. It was a tribute to Hatem Ali who sadly left us in December 2020. The screening was followed by a discussion with the film director, Jonathan Keijser

The film is based on the internationally recognized true story. After the bombing of his family’s chocolate factory, Tareq Hadhad, a charming young Syrian refugee, struggles to settle into small-town life in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Despite moving to a new country, he’s intent on pursuing his dream to become a doctor. But when his father, Issam, insists that he must focus on survival, Tareq and his family move towards a different, but familiar path: Rebuilding Issam’s chocolate business.

The joyful film attracted a high turnout and the discussion with Jonathan brought more joy to the event.