Haliburton couple featured on TVO this week

SHRIKE LIFESTYLE

Highlands couple offer no sugar, no dairy chocolate manna

World Broadcast Premiere on TVO
Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 pm and midnight EST
Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm EST
Sunday, June 10 at 11:00 pm EST

By Terrance Gavan – June 4 2012 – 12 noon.

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Nadine and Ron featured in TVO Film this week.

A Haliburton couple – Nadine Artemis and Ron Obadia – will be featured in a rather exotic and esoteric documentary being aired on TVO (TV Ontario) this week. See Schedule at bottom.

The film, by widely regarded doc maker,  Michael Allcock, premieres on TVO on Wednesday, June 6.

A TVO trailer – included here – details Allcock’s journey from Haliburton, to Pennsylvania, Africa and Paris.

The Talent

Michael Allcock is an independent writer/director. As a writer, Michael has worked in film and television for more than a dozen years. Some of the documentaries he has penned include Tyler’s Barrel (TVO), First and Last, and Vimy Ridge: From Heaven to Hell – for which he was nominated for a Gemini in 2007.

His documentary series include Final 24Dig WW2 and Secret Files of the Inquisition. As a director, Allcock was nominated for a Gemini in 2011 forForensic Factor.

Semisweet: Life in Chocolate is his first full-length documentary as both writer and director.

Semisweet: Life in Chocolate travels to four vastly different places around the globe with unique journeys of characters whose lives have been intrinsically transformed by chocolate.

Nadine Artemis and Ron Obadia live about ten minutes from the Village of Haliburton and they are the proprietors of Living Libations an eclectic blend of Willy Wonka and the Whole Earth Catalogue.

Head over to their website and peruse what they have to offer.

It’s full of surprises, goodies and tips for healthy living.

And if you think that healthy living and chocolate are mutually exclusive? Think again.

There are no oxymorons here. And we are definitely euphoric about a website and a TVO film that supports the notion that eating chocolate is good for you. Better than that. Chocolate is… wonderful.

Here is an excerpt from the intro on the TVO documentary pages.:

Over the last century, the humble chocolate bar has become the most popular candy in the world.

Every year, Americans alone consume on average 11.7 pounds of it.

The worldwide consumption increases every year at a rate of 4%.  But chocolate, as it turns out, was never meant to be candy.

For the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, it was a powerful food to be worshipped.

A single drink pressed from cacao beans could sustain a warrior for days in the heat of battle. The ancients even used these sacred beans as currency. When science took it upon itself to give the cacao tree a name, it chose “Theobrama Cacao” — Food of the Gods.

The film Semisweet: Life in Chocolate travels to four vastly different places around the globe to follow the unique journey of characters whose lives have been intrinsically transformed by chocolate. 

It’s a story told through the personal journeys and lives of extraordinary characters. And, although their paths have never directly crossed, their lives are interwoven through their very unique and personal relationship with chocolate. From TVO click here for more…

World Broadcast Premiere on TVO

Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 pm and midnight EST

Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm EST

Sunday, June 10 at 11:00 pm EST[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]