Peace by Chocolate
Friday March 10th 2023, 7:00 PM (note early start time!)
After the bombing of his father’s chocolate factory in Syria, a charming young refugee struggles to settle into his new small-town life in Antigonish, caught between following his dream of becoming a doctor, and preserving his family’s legacy. Jonathan Keijser makes his feature debut with a true story from his native Nova Scotia which illustrates both the struggles and the triumphs, the foes and friends, of refugees forced to build a new life after losing everything.
Runtime 1 hour 36 minutes
Trailer for Peace by Chocolate
Friday March 10 2023, 9:00 PM
Based on true events, Tracey Deer’s debut feature chronicles a middle school student coming of age during the Oka Crisis, a 78 day long standoff between the police and Mohawk residents in 1990 in Quebec. Beans stands out not only as as a coming-of-age tale, with a lead character whose struggle we understand and feel keenly, but as a drama of a painful and pivotal moment in Indigenous and Canadian history.
Runtime 1 hour 32 minutes