Peace By Chocolate — Ukraine Fundraiser

07may10:00 am12:00 pmPeace By Chocolate — Ukraine Fundraiser10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Peace by Chocolate

Event Details

The Desert Film Society presents Peace By Chocolate — Ukraine Fundraiser

Join us as we raise money for the people of Ukraine.

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 & Checks ONLY; no credit cards. 100% of money will be donated to help those affected by the Ukraine war.

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.”



(760) 770-0507


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Palm Springs Cultural Center

2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262


Free for DFS members; $15 for non-members