This film was produced during the interdisciplinary Rigi-workshop for scientists and filmmakers “Storyboarding Science” in November 2016. The idea was to produce a bluetooth-ready video about the cocoa swollen shoot virus (a viral disease of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.)) which can be shared by Ghanaian cocoa farmers on mobile phones. However, as we know that information spread in the cocoa sector of Ghana happens largely through the radio, we decided to produce a song which should be a stand-alone product that works to convey the educational information about knowledge and prevention of the disease. In addition, we then produced a video clip which could be shared on mobile phones, e.g., at farmer field days, etc. to stimulate implementation on the ground.
Scientists and Filmmakers:
Christian Andres, Lisa Lee Benjamin, Ian Clark, Anouk N’Guyen, Lydia Zimmermann
Prof. Dr. Jill Scott, Prof. Marille Hahne, Dr. Samer Angelone- Alasaad, Julia Daschner, Daniel Lang
2016 SCNAT and Life Science University Zurich