Peace by Chocolate

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FEATURE | Canada | 96 MINUTES | Arabic, English | English subtitles

PEACE BY CHOCOLATE

Comedy, Drama, Food

After fleeing war-torn Lebanon after the family's chocolate factory is bombed, Tareq Hadhad (Ayham Abou Ammar) and his Syrian family immigrate to the small town of Antigonish in Canada. Tareq’s father Issam (Hatem Ali) starts making chocolates again that are a hit at the local church, neighborly Frank (Mark Camacho) rounds up local investors for a new factory, while local chocolatier Kelly (Alika Autran) feels threatened by the rivalry. While Issam’s “Peace By Chocolate” business continues to grow, Tareq is torn between his dream of becoming a doctor and his obligation to the family business.

Based on a true story, Jonathan Keijser’s narrative feature debut encompasses the themes of immigration, refugees from a war-torn country, the power of food to bring people together, the “Canadian Dream” of growing a small business and prospering, and choosing between your passion and your family. Tribeca alumni producers Catherine Léger and Martin Paul-Hus (Slut In A Good Way) return with this charming dramedy that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. —Judd Taylor

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jonathan Keijser

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jonathan Keijser is an award-winning storyteller. As a film director, producer, screenwriter, and professionally-trained musician, Keijser is committed to sharing uplifting stories of progressive communities and people with the goal of encouraging positive social change.

Director
Jonathan Keijser
Producer
Jonathan Keijser, Martin Paul-Hus, Catherine Légar, Kathy Wolf
Screenwriter
Jonathan Keijser, Abdul Malik
Cinematographer
Benoit Beaulieu
Editor
Jonathan Keijser, Mathieu Belanger
Composer
David Bertok
Executive Producer
Chadi Dali
Co-Producer
Kathy Wolf
Cast
Hatem Ali, Yara Sabri, Ayham Abou Ammar, Mark Camacho, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Najlaa Khamari

CONTACTS

Print Source
Jonathan Keijser
Magnetic North Pictures
Los Angeles, CAPhone: 213 293 8070
hello@magneticnorthpictures.com
International Sales Contact
John McGrath
United Talent Agency
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 925 413 5942
McGrathJ@unitedtalent.com
US Sales Contact
John McGrath
United Talent Agency
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 925 413 5942
McGrathJ@unitedtalent.com
Technical Contact
Jonathan Keijser
Magnetic North Pictures
Los Angeles, CAPhone: 213 293 8070
hello@magneticnorthpictures.com
Press Contact
Scott Feinstein
42West
Norwalk, New York CT
Phone: 212-413-0806
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