PLOT : After the bombing of his father’s chocolate factory, Tareq — a young Syrian refugee — struggles to adjust to his new home in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Upon his family’s arrival in the Canadian town, Tareq finds himself torn between his ambition of becoming a doctor and preserving his family’s legacy. In this heartfelt true story, Hatem Ali — the late Syrian actor and director behind several political TV dramas — gives his final performance.
Jonathan Keijser. An award-winning, Canadian screenwriter, director and editor. His previous work includes the short film Brothers (2019), which follows Syrian refugee Issam Hadhad embarking on his first ever camping trip into the Canadian wilderness.
Keijser continues his trend of creating socially conscious content with his feature film directorial debut Peace by Chocolate.
Length 1h 36min
Screening date July 1, 2021
Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar, Yara Sabri, Mark Camacho, Najlaa Al Khamri, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Mark Hachem, Alija Autran, Laurent Pitre,
Distribution Vortex Media
Production Magnetic North Pictures