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THE COCOA CRUSADER

39 min

Synopsis

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.

Kumba, the largest city in South West, Cameroon with a population of 400,000. This is the major hub for cocoa trading.

Kumba, the largest city in South West, Cameroon with a population of 400,000. This is the major hub for cocoa trading.

Our ERuDeF colleague, Pa, dressed as a cocoa Big Man for our movie

Our ERuDeF colleague, Pa, dressed as a cocoa Big Man for our movie

The cocoa packers teasing us while we prepare the scene

The cocoa packers teasing us while we prepare the scene

Starring

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 

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