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Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2011)

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Dole Food Company wages a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company.

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Fredrik Gertten
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Alex Rivera ... Self
Alfonso Allende Alfonso Allende ... Self
Arvid Jurjaks Arvid Jurjaks ... Self
Bart Simpson ... Self
Bernt Hermele Bernt Hermele ... Self
Charlotte Lundgren Charlotte Lundgren ... Self
Dan Koeppel Dan Koeppel ... Self
David Magdael ... Self
Dawn Hudson Dawn Hudson ... Self
Jesper Osmund Jesper Osmund ... Self
Juan J. Dominguez Juan J. Dominguez ... Self
Ken Silverstein Ken Silverstein ... Self
Lars Åström Lars Åström ... Self
Lincoln Bandlow Lincoln Bandlow ... Self
Luciano Astudillo Luciano Astudillo ... Self
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Dole Food Company wages a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company.

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The true story about a Swedish filmmaker, a banana corporation, dirty tricks, lawsuits, manipulation and the price of free speech.


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Munich International Documentary Festival 2012 - nominated to DOK. International award. See more »

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Features Bananas!* (2009) See more »

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What's really going on?
27 February 2012 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

We had this documentary called "Bananas". It was about Nicaraguan workers putting a law-suit on Dole for being poisoned. They won the case. "Bananas" was about that.

But the director was about to face some problems. The Los Angeles film festival was put under pressure, according to this new documentary, and hardly dared to put "Bananas" on screen. The director not only got a law-suit from Dole, Swedish journalists were put under pressure too. It didn't end with that. Swedish MPs, who were about to see the film, got letters. There were blog campaigns. A big machine started rolling.

This film is about that and it really is frightening viewing. The most interesting question is however if strong companies try to direct free speech. Is that were neo-liberal economics have lead us? We need to discuss it. Without somebody trying to prevent us.


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24 February 2012 (Sweden) See more »

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