Chocolate Pathway to the Gods explores the 3,500 year-old history of this divine substance through ritual and obsession. From Mayan kings who were buried with, to urban professionals who bathe in it, the film begins in ancient Mesoamerica and journeys throughout time to Europe’s finest chocolate houses where chocolate is still revered as one of mankind’s highest expressions of decadence and sensuality. Archeological and anthropological revelations expose the sacred realm of cacao and give the viewer a whole new perspective on chocolate.
Early footage of the film first appeared at Chicago’s Field Museum’s highly successful exhibit on Chocolate that later toured nationally throughout the United States. The documentary has aired on TV in France and Poland, as well as Italy, Asia, Britain, and Canada. It won many awards in The Archaeology Channel’s 2008 filmfest, including best animation, Special and Honorable Mentions in several categories as well as Special Mention in the 2008 Festival International du Film d’Archéologie Icronos, Bordeaux France. It was featured in the 2009 Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico.