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“PEACE BY CHOCOLATE” – Fundraiser for Ukraine – Desert Film Society

May 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am




One-time Presentation … Palm Springs Premiere




Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Historic Camelot Theatre, Saturday, May 7, 2022

10:00 AM :::: Doors open at 9:30 AM w/film introduction at 9:50 AM,

Complimentary coffee, pastries & event souvenir to first 150 attendees

DFS Members Free + donation of your choice

Non-members $15 + donation of your choice,

Pay at the door.  Cash or checks ONLY; no credit cards.

100% of contributions & ticket sales will be donated to help support those affected by the war in Ukraine

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

Premiere:  Palm Springs | Coachella Valley

Director:  Jonathan Keijser

Screenwriters:  Jonathan Keijser & Abdul Malik

Producer:  Jonathan Keijser Catherine Léger Martin Paul-Hus Kathy Wolf

Principal Cast:  Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar, Mark Camacho, Yari Sabru and                                                                Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Website: peacebychocolatefilm.com

Distributor:  Magnetic North Pictures

Trailer:  https://youtu.be/5YN5ZXrCkik


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.  Masks are no longer required, but recommended,


May 7, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Desert Film Society
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Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E. Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States
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