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Bananas!*

Synopsis
On his biggest case ever, Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez is tackling Dole Food on behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers in a ground-breaking legal battle for its use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility. Can he beat the giant, or will the corporation get away with it? In thisl documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten sheds new light on the global politics of food.

NB a follow-up film, BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*, was made in 2011 and is due for UK release in 2012. Details at: http://www.bigboysgonebananas.com/welcome?splash=1
Language
English
Country
Sweden
Year of release
2010
Year of production
87 minutes
Availability
Out of Distribution
Notes
For further information see http://www.bananasthemovie.com/
Subjects
Development studies; Environmental science; Law
Keywords
Banana production industries; documentary films; food production and distribution; legal issues; multinational corporations; Nicaragua; pesticides

Online availability

URI
http://dogwoof.com/films/bananas/watch-now
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Fredrik Gertten

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
87 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

WG Film AB

Email
film@wgfilm.com
Web
http://www.wgfilm.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+46 (0)40 781 50
Fax
+46 (0)40 23 35 10
Address
Västergatan 23
SE-211 21
Malmö
Sweden

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
http://www.dogwoof.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.

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