Ivory Coast: Gold Rush

Jun 21, 2023 | Environmental, People, Videos

Côte d’Ivoire has been the leading producer of cocoa in the world for decades, making it one of the most prosperous countries in West Africa. Despite its economic achievements, its infrastructure is severely lacking and desperately needs improvement.

One man, Yakou, has been travelling throughout the isolated villages of Côte d’Ivoire with his truck filled with goods to offer. Each journey takes a minimum of eight to ten hours due to the decrepit roads and lack of access in these rural regions. Yakou’s intrepid mission is documented in the documentary film “Cocoa Father” which offers an intimate look into this country’s history and culture.

The Ivory Coast’s true richness lies beyond its economy and is found within the depths of its customs and traditions. By watching “Cocoa Father”, viewers will be able to gain a deeper understanding of this African nation through Yakou’s journey as he struggles against all odds to keep his family afloat amidst difficult conditions. His story will bring out feelings like no other as you experience what life is really like in remote parts of Cote d’Ivoire. So don’t miss your chance to see this incredible documentary about Cote d’Ivoire – watch “Cocoa Father” today!

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