The documentary “Cacahua, a baby that never grows old”, is a film based on fragments of interviews with farmers, scientists, businessmen, politicians, etc., whose common link is the dedication and absolute commitment to cocoa, with its cultivation and its preservation.
These conversations held through 90,000 kms and 4 continents are intended to give voice to the people involved in guaranteeing the survival of a crop that is going through serious problems.
The lack of empathy we have with our planet and with our farmers, the unsustainable demand of markets and policies in some countries, the impoverishment of arable land and climate change, lead us to a systematic disappearance of cocoa and so many other crops.
Ivo Rovira and Ana Ponce met in 2007 and after living an extensive photographic experience individually, decided to enter the world of film and especially the documentary. In addition to their personal work, their records extend to the editorial, documentary, advertising and sports fields. Installed in the city of Barcelona (Spain), they work all over the world carrying out projects for foundations, non-governmental organizations and private companies such as CacaoBarry, Children Action, ONCE, Alinghi ….. etc
Ivo and Ana, although they use and appreciate the digital age, have never left behind their analogical formation and their obsession with framing, the search for light and their love for cinema. They prefer to work with human and technical teams as small as possible so as not to alter “the realities” that they will film and photograph.
In the field