One of the darkest secrets

Deep, dark secret

A piece of information that is extremely private and confidential, usually implied to be embarrassing, incriminating, or shameful.

I’ve carried my fear of clowns as a deep, dark secret for many years now.
Many saw her as a perfect candidate, but no one could have known she had a deep, dark secret from her past.

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Example sentences
dark secret

But the star spent years hiding a dark secret.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
She begins to suspect that there is a dark secret in Nash’s past.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He is torn between wanting justice and exposing a dark secret he knows may save her.
The Sun (2009)

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1 Bitter chocolate | DW Documentary

28 sep. 2020

Chocolate may be a sweet treat, but its production leaves a bitter taste. Rainforests are cleared so slaves and children laborers can harvest cocoa beans on illegal plantations. Cocoa is produced under the most dubious conditions. 
In Ivory Coast, the dark side of cocoa and chocolate production is hard to miss. Many people – including children – are driven here from neighboring Burkina Faso by drought and famine to find work. They often come alone, without their families, to find jobs on one of the many cocoa plantations. The conditions are spartan. They work with sharp machetes, carry heavy loads, are exposed to toxic herbicides, and lack protective clothing. 
Major international cocoa companies and giants of the chocolate industry such as Nestlé, Cargill and Ferrero looked on as 90 percent of the Ivory Coast’s primeval forests were destroyed. In 2001, the companies agreed to stop child labor, wage dumping and the further clearance of rainforests for five years. But 20 years later, the commitment has yet to be implemented. This moving documentary shows the dark side of the chocolate industry and its sweet, luxury product.
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2 The Dark Side of Chocolate – Child Slavery

24 jul. 2012

BV 11-11 The Dark Side of Chocolate – Child Slavery 
“The Dark Side of Chocolate” directed by Miki Mistrati shows that young children are still being illegally sold to cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast, Africa to harvest much of the cocoa crop used by Nestle, Hershey and the major chocolate producers of the world. 
In 2001, these large chocolate producers signed the Cocoa Protocol which promised to work for the eradication of child labor by 2008. 
The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in 2008 passed a resolution against slavery in the 21st century. That action was the 10th time that the Church of the Brethren had passed anti-slavery resolutions:. Nine other resolutions were passed from 1782 – 1857, prior to the US civil war to end slavery. The 2008 resolution made a commitment to educating ourselves and others about modern day slavery.

3 Chocolate Child Slaves- CNN

16 jan. 2012

Full article here : Everyone loves chocolate. But for thousands of people, chocolate is the reason for their enslavement. CNN’s David McKenzie travels into the heart of the Ivory Coast — the world’s largest cocoa producer — to investigate what’s happening to children working in the fields.

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4 The Secret Ingredient of Chocolate

17 apr. 2011

A film describing the harsh realities of child trafficking and slavery in the chocolate production industry in west africa

5 Shady Chocolate HD – Miki Mistrati

19 aug. 2014

Documentary about childlabour in various chocolate farms in western african country, Ivory Coast. It investigates the effectiveness of the various labels such as fairtrade, rainforrest etc.
This is the part two of Miki Mistratis ‘The Dark Side of Chocolate’.

6 Child Slaves and the Chocolate – CNN

21 jan. 2012

CNN’s Richard Quest talks to Kevin Bales from about the cocoa industry and child slavery. 

7 Fair trade in cocoa from the Ivory Coast

6 dec. 2018

Many everyday life goods get to us from all over the world. Even though they have crossed thousands of miles, their prices are shockingly low. On almost every occasion, this counts in to the disadvantage of the producers. While global players make gigantic profits, the farmers stay poor. Meanwhile, an alternative to this scenario does exist: Goods and products derived from fair trade. In Germany, labels like FAIRTRADE, GEPA, STEP or NATURLAND FAIR make the promise of trading while being aware of both sides of the production line. 
But can we really change things by our personal shopping tendencies only? Do we as consumers hold the power to change consume for the better? The actor and author of bestseller books Hannes Jaenicke makes it his goal to find out exactly about these questions. In a journey around the globe, he visits various small famers and producers who sell their products via fair trade. They show him how they live and work. What kind of people are they? And what has changed for them by getting organized in fair trade unions?

8 De geschiedenis van chocolade – Deanna Pucciarelli

16 mrt. 2017

Als je je geen leven zonder chocolade kan voorstellen, dan heb je geluk dat je niet voor de 16de eeuw geboren bent. Tot dan bestond chocolade enkel als een bitter, schuimend brouwsel in Meso-Amerika. Dus hoe werd een bittere drank de chocoladereep van vandaag? Deanna Pucciarelli volgt de fascinerende en vaak gruwelijke geschiedenis van chocolade.
Les door Deanna Pucciarelli, animatie door TED-Ed.

9 Ecuador’s cocoa farmers making fair trade chocolate

10 apr. 2017

Ecuador’s cocoa farmers making fair trade chocolate. 
The indigenous people of the western Amazon have been harvesting jungle crops since before the first Europeans arrived, long before Ecuador became a country. 
They know their crops but have rarely received a fair price for them. 
But now they’re asserting themselves. 
Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Tena, eastern Ecuador.

10 Fair Trade Chocolate

2 jun. 2011

Take action by passing this video along to friends and family, buying fair trade products, and sign petitions at:

11 Tree to Bar || How to Make Chocolate Every Step

7 dec. 2017

In this video I show every step to making dark chocolate from cacao tree to chocolate bar. There is roughly 7 step to making chocolate so sit back and enjoy.

12 Mother Africa – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 1]

10 apr. 2020

In this first episode, Zeinab Badawi travels across the continent examining the origins of humankind; how and why we evolved in Africa – Africa is the greatest exporter of all time: every human being originated in Africa.
During her journey Zeinab is granted rare access to the actual bones of one of the most iconic discoveries in the field of palaeontology, ‘Lucy’ in Ethiopia, or as she is known in Amharic, ‘Dinkenesh’, which means ‘you are marvellous’.
Zeinab also spends time in Tanzania with a tribe that is unique in the world because they live in the way our ancestors did, as hunters of big animals and gatherers. This community who have rarely been filmed provide a fascinating insight into how we have lived for most of our history.


13 Cattle, Crops and Iron – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 2]

10 apr. 2020

Zeinab Badawi continues her journey through the history of human development travelling to meet the Maasai of east Africa – one of the best known of the continent’s ethnic groups. They help explain how human beings began to domesticate animals and become pastoralists. Then in Zimbabwe with one lively farming family, Zeinab examines how humans also began to settle and make a living from farming. And she also looks at how the Iron Age transformed life in Africa and paved the way for the development of rich urban civilisations.

14 Candid Camera Classic: Gorgeous Teacher


10 jan. 2017

First girls, then boys, react to meeting their very attractive teacher.
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