THE COCOA CRUSADER
Investigative journalist Regina Leke tries to find out who to blame for the increasing expansion of cocoa farms into gorilla habitat. As she chases the cocoa she finds herself spiraling down the complex and convoluted web of twenty-first century cash crops. She meets small scale farmers, cocoa buyers, exporters, plantation owners, yet does not know where to point her finger. No one seems to be clearly responsible...
Our final film together, this film takes a political ecology approach, problematizing the off-cited main threat to Cross River gorillas: cocoa production.
Regina Fonjia Leke as Regina, the journalist
Immaculate Mkong as Imma
Suh Cadinot as the Cameraman
Neoh Adamson as the Cocoa Farmer
Margaret Eyong Abio as Madame Shella, the CEO
Nkeng Ursela as the Senior Reporter
Njingo Thomas as the Big Man
Ndimuh Bertrand Shancho as Desmond
with Noal Amir, Davide Greco, & Sofia Greco as the Westerners