PEACE BY CHOCOLATE is a sweet treat based on a true story. It shares the good and the ugly of being a refugee in foreign surroundings far from your home and country. It makes it clear that being a refugee is not a choice. It is a matter of survival.   

This film is also a tale about finding your place, where you belong, and what you are meant to do in life. It deals with family dynamics in a dramatic way. Father and son moments that are familiar, real, and authentic in any language. The crux of PEACE BY CHOCOLATE is a paradox between feeling gratitude to your host country and sponsors yet still feeling in between two distinctly different worlds. For Tareq and Issam, everyday life in the small village of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, could never be compared to their previous chocolate-making life in Lebanon. Or could it? This is the amazing journey audiences are invited to witness.   

I had no idea how much I would be drawn into PEACE BY CHOCOLATE. it reenforced my perspectives on the power we all possess. Each and every one of us can make a difference in someone’s path. The film was a wonderful discovery while surfing with my remote. It won’t disappoint. It is sprinkled with humor and a little salt for our Canadian friends. And now I must eat some chocolate while “there is still time.”  

PEACE BY CHOCOLATE is available to stream on Prime Video.  

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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