Sunday, 23 July 2017
Inclusion Weekend Video

Weekend video: Peace by chocolate

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – The documentary Peace By Chocolate – The Story of the Hadhad Family tells the heartening story of the Hadhad family coming to Canada from Syria, and how they reestablished their chocolate business in beautiful Antigonish. 

The documentary highlights the tremendous support the family received from many residents of the community where they settled.

In early 2017 CBC’s Carolyn Ray reported that the business now employs 10 people.  

This documentary was premiered on October 22nd, 2016 at the Antigonish International Film Festival.

It is directed and filmed by Gavin Fraser, and produced by ACALATV, an Antigonish organization dedicated to providing workplace training for adult learners.

Success in refugee stories such as this one is frequently equated with financial success. It’s a good idea to remember that success comes in many forms.

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