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LA BANANE

LA BANANE

Interdit au Cameroun, ce documentaire décrit les mauvaises conditions de travail dans les plantations de bananes dans la région Njombe-Penja du Cameroun. Il expose l’impact négatif sur les communautés locales des agissements d’un gouvernement  qui favorise les multinationales et leurs profits au détriment des populations locales qui subissent pauvreté, pollution et maladies liées à l’utilisation de dangereux pesticides.

Frank Belieu, 2011, 85min, Cameroun, documentaire en français 

 

BIELEU_Franck_2011_La_banane_00THE BIG BANANA

DIRECTED BY FRANCK BIELEU 
CAMEROON / 2011 / FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 85 MIN

Banned in Cameroon, The Big Banana illustrates the poor working conditions in banana plantations and exposes the adverse impact on the people of a corporatocracy government that affords super profits for corporations at the expense of the local population.

The Big Banana outlines land grabbing tactics by company Plantation du Haut Penja (PHP) and the ensuing devastation for communities: poverty, pollution, and sickness from pesticides.

Bieleu, who spent two years filming residents in the remote countryside of Cameroon also features local cooperatives resisting the devastation through business alliances with fair trade organizations. As a result, The Big Banana not only exposes multinational corporations culpability in the land grab of Africa but also makes us reconsider where we get our fruit from.

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