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Witches' Broom, The Cocoa Killer

Synopsis

Agricultural Terrorism.

Bad news from the rain forest for chocolate addicts.

Witches' Broom, Crinipellis perniciosa, the incurable fungal disease that leaves dying cocoa plants looking like a witch's broom, spread by persons unknown for reasons unknown, perhaps a grudge or wish for revenge, has decimated the groves of Bahia, Brazil. Evidence suggests there has been deliberate agricultural sabotage.

Brazil, formerly one of the largest exporters of cocoa, no longer has any cocoa to spare. But there is hope. Scientists may have found a solution to the incurable disease, witches' broom.

They have discovered a method of grafting and cloning resistant trees. This means diseased groves can be gradually replaced. But is it too late?

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
27 mins
Format
Betacam Sp
Director
Bunny Dexter
Producer
Bunny Dexter
Editor
Anna Price
Director of Photography
Eugene Smith

Genre

Production Company

Bunny Dexter
37 Lennox Gardens
London SW1X 0DF
UK

T 020 7581 0196

Bunny@multisell.freeserve.co.uk

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Bunny Dexter
37 Lennox Gardens
London SW1X 0DF
UK

T 020 7581 0196

Bunny@multisell.freeserve.co.uk