Empires In the Sun

A new documentary from Republica Media

Where do the essential elements to power every single electric vehicle that is underpinning Europe’s green power drive come from?

How did Switzerland and Belgium become synonymous with making the best chocolate in the world  in countries that grow not a single cocoa bean while cocoa farmers in Ghana and the Ivory Coast live in poverty?

Why can you buy an avocado from Dominica in Canada, but not in many neighbouring countries of the Caribbean?

The obstacles to sustainable development, food security and financial independence are often hidden and are always in favour of the world’s biggest companies and profitable countries. The documentary looks at these invisible barriers and how developing countries can profit from what is theirs.

Currently in pre-production – due for release in 2025