Special Presentation

Peace by Chocolate

Please note that Peace by Chocolate will not be available on FIN Stream as are our other Atlantic Canadian Films. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

After the bombing of his family’s chocolate factory, Tareq Hadhad (Ayham Abou Ammar), 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 (Hatem Ali), insists that he must focus on survival, Tareq and his family move towards a different, but familiar path: Rebuilding Issam’s chocolate business. 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.


Director:  Jonathan Keijser
Writers:  Jonathan Keijser, Abdul Malik
Producers:  Jonathan Keijser, Martin Paul-Hus, Catherine Léger, Kathy Wolf
Cast:  Ayham Abou Ammar, Hatem Ali, Mark Camacho, Yara Sabri, Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Cinematographer:  Benoit Beaulieu
Editors: Jonathan Keijser, Mathieu Bélanger
Country:  Canada
Language:  English & Arabic
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  92 minutes