peace by chocolate


December 3 & 4

Director: Jonathan Keijser
Cast: Ayham Abou Ammar, Hatem Ali, Mark Camacho, Yara Sabri
Released: 2021
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Language: English
Run Time: 108 minutes
Rated: PG-13
After the bombing of his family’s chocolate factory, Tareq Hadhad, a charming young Syrian refugee, struggles to settle into small-town life in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Despite moving to a new country, he’s intent on pursuing his dream to become a doctor. But when his father, Issam, insists that he must focus on survival, Tareq and his family move towards a familiar path: rebuilding Issam’s chocolate business. When what seemed like a nostalgic attempt to cling onto remnants of an old life past becomes an overnight sensation, Tareq is shocked. He must choose between the demands of an exponentially growing business and an offer to go back to medical school. New challenges arise between a rival chocolatier, while the heartbreak of Tareq’s sister left behind in Syria weighs heavily on the family. As father and son both struggle to find common ground and navigate the complexities of family duty, the heightening tension between them threatens to tear the family apart. Based on the internationally recognized true story.