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Peace by Chocolate

Country: Canada
Language: English/Arabic with subtitles
Director: Jonathan Keijser
Runtime: 97 minutes
Rating: PG
Date: June 04, 2022 at 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Location: Salmar Classic Theatre

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This gentle film about a Syrian refugee family is based on an internationally recognized true story. After the bombing of their chocolate factory, the Hadhads flee and find a home in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Tareq is intent on pursuing his dream to become a doctor, but his father, Issam, insists that they must focus on survival. Therefore Tareq and his family pursue a familiar path: rebuilding Issam’s chocolate business. The business is a success but Tareq is torn between his obligation to the family enterprise and an opportunity to go back to medical school. Father and son struggle to find common ground and the heightening tension between them threatens to tear the family apart. Peace by Chocolate is a bighearted film that never trivializes the refugee experience.

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