The story of a family of chocolate makers from Syria, who fled from the war and made a new life in Canada, is being made into a feature film.
Peace by Chocolate is a chocolate company based in Nova Scotia founded by Syrian chocolatiers who came to Canada through the refugee program. They made chocolates as a way to thank their community for welcoming and supporting them. That led to the community helping them set up a little ‘factory’ in a shed by their house. The company has expanded and now employs 55 people. It’s a great testament to open arms, open hearts and the difference those things can make in a community.
This morning, Peace by Chocolate announced that production is underway on the film that will tell the family’s story. The synopsis of the movie from IMDB:
After the bombing of his father’s chocolate factory, a charming young Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new small-town life, caught between following his dream and preserving his family’s legacy.
The family was able to visit the set and make a cameo. Check out their Facebook post below to see some of the photos.
Peace by Chocolate is scheduled to be released October 2020.