CHOCO LIVES with her abusive, unemployed husband, Everlidés, and their two children, Candelaria and Jeffrey. When she loses her job at a gold mine, Choco is desperate to find another, if only so she can afford a cake for Candelaria’s birthday. The village shopkeeper, meanwhile, is willing to let Choco have the cake for a price. A bold act of filmmaking with a jaw-dropping finale, Choco is also an incisive portrait of the modern Afro-Colombian reality.


(80mins) | Colombia


Spanish with English subtitles



Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza Photograph of Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza Born in Quibdó in Colombia in 1975, Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza has been producing films for fifteen years. In 2003 he founded the film production and production services company ANTORCHA FILMS S.A.S. Choco marks his directorial debut.