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Bananas!* (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime, Drama | 9 October 2009 (Sweden)
Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.

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Fredrik Gertten
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Byron Rosales Romero Byron Rosales Romero ... Self
Juan J. Dominguez Juan J. Dominguez ... Self
Duane Miller Duane Miller ... Self
Rick McKnight Rick McKnight ... Self
David Delorenzo David Delorenzo ... Self
Mercedes Del Carmen Romero Mercedes Del Carmen Romero ... Self
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Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.

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What does big business know about PR?
25 October 2009 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

As most people who have seen it or will see it know, Dole put a law-suite on the filmmaker. It started an immense fuzz in Sweden, with boycotts from hamburger and supermarket chains, not to talk about the common consumers. After a while Dole dropped the case. Did they really think they would get anything but bad-will from acting the way they did?

And how is the movie? It's effective, merciless and quite exciting. Not at least the scenes from the courtroom. Is it objective? No, according to old documentary traditions, it isn't. It's part of a debate and if you're against that, you really have to explain your views on democracy.

And Dole really has to check the competence of those who work in their marketing department.


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9 October 2009 (Sweden) See more »

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Banany! See more »

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Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

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