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Peace By Chocolate

Director Jonathan Keijser
Year 2021
Run Time 96min
Genre Comedy, Drama

Tareq (Abou Ammar), a Syrian refugee in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, is torn between his dream to become a doctor and his family’s chocolate-making legacy. When his family joins him in Canada, his father’s new chocolate business becomes an unexpected success, leading to new, unforeseen challenges. Tareq must make a choice between being there to support the family that needs him or pursuing the life in Canada that he always envisioned for himself.

Inspired by the true story of the formation of the artisanal chocolate company of the same name, Peace By Chocolate is an inspiring and quintessentially Canadian story.

Peace By Chocolate is a bona fide crowd pleaser, and a true story to boot.” - Chris Knight, The National Post


Jonathan Keijser


Jonathan Keijser, Abdul Malik


Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar


Catherine Léger, Jonathan Keijser, Martin Paul-Hus


Comedy, Drama


BIPOC Stories, Family Relationships, Global Experiences, Newcomer Stories

Original Languages

English, Other Language

Canadian Distributor

Vortex Media