Ghanaian film production company, ROMEO FILMS LIMITED has exposed the horror and corruption brewing in the cocoa industry.
One of Ghana’s finest and upcoming Movie Production, Romeo Films Limited, is set to thrill movie lovers to the maiden movie titled: “The 80s,”.
Romeo, who is a Director, has been working behind the scenes with the great producers like Dr. Daniel Dickson Boateng from USA an author whose novels are: “child mothers” “the gods are silent” and “the broken pot,”. and Jessica Ackwono-Aikins To conclude work on ‘The 80S’, with a promise to movie lovers of bringing them an amazing and touching piece of work.
The 80s which brings together the finest actress and actresses, is a film that depicts the virtues and vices inherent in the cocoa industry in Ghana.
Romeo who spoke in an exclusive interview with Tieghanaonline.com has explained that the movie traces the origins of the crop from Tetteh Quarshie, who first brought the cocoa seeds from Fernando Po, Equatorial Guinea, to Ghana over a century and half ago.
“The Golden Pod, the agricultural contemporary of Ghana’s mineral resources was divinely gifted to Tetteh Quarshie to salvage the then Gold Coast from poverty, deprivation and squalor. The cocoa industry is one of the few sectors that have served as the economic backbone of the nation for well over one-and-a half centuries.” He explained.
The 80s elaborates the question of smuggling in the cocoa industry; whether the cocoa farmer can be justifiable charged with the offence for appropriating the end product of his toil and labour, and recounting the hard work of the Ghanaian farmer through the nursing of the precious seedlings; transplanting and painstakingly weeding to ensure its healthy growth; fighting attendant diseases -swollen shoots and the likes, as well as the occasional ravages of fire and perilous floods.
Watch the official trailer below and share your thoughts:
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