Film: 'Chocolat' (de Claire Denis)
Date and Time
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Serra Hall, Room 212
San Diego, CA 92110
Set in French colonial Africa, "Chocolat" is told from the viewpoint of eight‐year‐old Cecile Ducasse. With no other frame of reference, the innocent Ducasse accepts the subjugation of the black natives by the white colonists as the natural order of things. The girl grows gradually aware of the social iniquities about her, but only in retrospect (the film is related in flashback, narrated by the grown‐up heroine) does she fully realize just how cruel and wrong‐headed the entire colonial system had been.
– AMC Movie Guide
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