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PEACE BY CHOCOLATE – Ukraine Fundraiser

May 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:00 pm


Jonathan Keijser’s narrative feature film debut, PEACE BY CHOCOLATE, is based on an inspiring true story of a family who immigrated to Canada after their chocolate factory was bombed in the Syrian war.  It had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2021. After a critically acclaimed launch, it went on to play over 25 film festivals worldwide, including the A-list Cairo International Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, Calgary & Whistler Film Festivals. During its festival run, the film picked up over 12 awards, including multiple honors for Best Juried Film, Audience Award for Best Feature, and Best Director from a panel of Academy® members. Reviewers have praised PEACE BY CHOCOLATE as a “film that you will not only remember, but revisit” and Jonathan’s directing style “like Frank Capra came back from the dead to make a movie in Canada.”

Genre:  Drama/Comedy
Run time:  96 min
Country:  Canada
Language:  English & Arabic with English subtitles
Director:  Jonathan Keijser
Screenwriters:  Jonathan Keijser & Abdul Malik
Principal Cast:  Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar, Mark Camacho, Yari Sabru and  Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Distributor:  Magnetic North Pictures

Tickets:  DFS members Free + donation of your choice.  Non-members $15 + donation of your choice.  Pay cash/check payable to ALIGHT at the door.  Credit cards on line only:  https://give.wearealight.org/fundraiser/3840735. 100% of ticket sales & contributions will be donated to help support families affected by the war in Ukraine.

Complimentary coffee, pastries & event souvenir to the first 150 attendees.

Covid Restrictions:  Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot,  Seating is socially distanced.  Please allow 2 empty seats between you and another party and do not sit directly behind anyone.




May 7, 2022
10:00 am to approx. 12:00 pm
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Desert Film Society
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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