Film: The Big Banana
Film: The Big Banana (La Banane)
Franck Gilles Brice Hameni Bieleu (85m, Cameroon)
In the coastal region of Cameroon, in Central Africa, a western conglomerate has set up a lucrative exploitation of dessert banana for over 30 years. This lucrative business normally should generate wealth and economic growth for the community as well as for the company, instead, the plantation workers barely manage to survive earning as low as 40 dollars per month working over 15 hours a day. Health issues arise due to the use of toxic chemicals to treat banana trees, and people are exploited by the state in favor of the almighty big banana company, so it can generate billions of profits. People of the Moungo region are failed by their government and their representatives who are bought and paid for by the company.