Episode 136: An Act of Resistance

Chocolate isn’t just a sweet treat. It is a food steeped in history and spirituality that has lost its place in Mexican agriculture and production. This is a story about bringing it back.  Special Thanks to Casa Tropical, CASFA Cooperative and Intrepid Travel.

  • KAETsocanos

    Thank you. Beautiful. Are you aware of any organizations that are working on preserving land and traditions in Mexico? That are championing the idea of sustainability?

  • cassis

    wow..what a shame….I appreciated the fact that thioswoman believes in the balance of nature and won’t kill off the squirrels because they have to eat too….what we are doing to the culture in our world and nature is sad. I did not know that chocolate was first introduced to the world from Mexico…now if I find any available I will purchase it to support their agriculture.

  • Nath

    Wow – impressive video. as a chocolate lover (not a surprise knowing the country I’m from) this really saddened me. It would be a big shame to lose that part of our culture and history. If there’s any way that we can help support them, please do let us know. And congratulations on the video. it’s breath taking…

  • ewolfinger

    Soulful, melancholic, and shot beautifully. Bravo!

    • danielpklein

      thanks Eric.

  • franzus

    This really touched me… you did a great job (as you always do)! Please keep on forever.

    • danielpklein

      thanks!

  • Santiago Garrido

    What i love of this “Mexico Series” is the political content of the two stories I watched.

    It seems that your work and research reflects the internal fight that this country is living day by day.

    And i found the tone of both videos very very precise. I can’t wait for your adventures in Argentina.

    by the way nice words Daniel at you blog entry New Years Sense.

    take care,

    Santiago

    • danielpklein

      Thanks Santiago – i hope they don’t disappoint!

  • Josh

    beautiful…thank you for sharing her story with us.

  • JamesMarcos

    Thank you very much Daniel, This was truly heartfelt. Thanks to the Elders who keep the sacred knowledge alive and for their work with the Plant Spirits, and the Plant Spirit of Cacao. She is powerful, who connects us back into our hearts and to the Earth. Thank you for the links. I was wondering if there is a longer video? Thank you again. -Mark

  • Polly Unosleepy

    Taking our power back one inch at a time