MKE Film Festival
The Milwaukee Film Festival is back and better than ever! Hundreds of great films, lotsa festival parties and events, panel discussions, NINE great local theater venues, and more - whew! Outpost is pleased as punch to once again be a community partner in helping to promote this truly great, locally grown, cinematic festival.
This year, our partner film is...
Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story
Three screenings: October 21, 27, 30
Check the MKE Film Fest website for times, venues and ticket sales
Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story, tells the story of chocolate from bean in the Amazon to bar in high-end cafes and stores. The film follows a group of craft-chocolate makers as they venture into the Peruvian jungle to strengthen direct relationships with farmer communities and identify new kinds of cacao to bring to market. It explores the economic realities of farmers and artisans, and captures the passion and sense of adventure of this inspiring group of people.
This project explores the intersection of food culture and sustainability. Consumers are increasingly attuned to food sourcing and production methods, and are more willing to pay a premium for sustainable and artisanal products. But does this create a better economic outcome for everyone involved? Will this help to support more environmentally sustainable agriculture practices? How can farmer livelihoods be improved? Our goal was to make a visually beautiful film that educates viewers on a popular food while at the same time exploring these questions.
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"Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building a robust, community-based film culture in the Greater Milwaukee Area. We seek to support and foster local filmmakers, the local filmmaking industry, and a vibrant community of film fans, audiences, and patrons. In our wildest sunshine daydreams, Milwaukee will become a global center of film culture in which film and shared cinematic experiences are used as tools for entertainment, education, engagement, and community building."