Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

  • Sweden
  • 90
  • PG
  • Fredrik Gertten
  • Margarete Jangård (Producer)
  • Frank Pineda (Cinematographer)
  • Gabriel Noguez (Cinematographer)
  • Jason Wawro (Cinematographer)
  • Joakim Demmer (Cinematographer)
  • Stefan Berg (Cinematographer)
  • Joseph Aguirre (Cinematographer)
  • Kiki Allgeier (Cinematographer)
  • Sasha Snow (Cinematographer)
  • Stefan Berg (Cinematographer)
  • Jesper Osmund (Editor)
  • Benjamin Binderup (Editor)
  • Conny Malmquist (Music)
  • Dan "Gisen" Malmqvist (Music)
  • Alexander Thörnqvist (Sound)

In 2009, Fredrik Gertten’s documentary, Bananas!, chronicling a lawsuit against controversial food giant Dole was set to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Dole responded with an aggressive media and public relations campaign to quash the film’s release and discredit the reputation of the filmmakers. The filmmaking team behind Bananas! refused to be bullied, filing a counter-suit and launching their own media strategy. Their point was that no one suing them had even seen the film! A true documentarian, Gertten picks up his camera again to capture his fight for free speech. Big Boys Gone Bananas is an in-depth case study of an independent filmmaker’s David and Goliath battle with a corporate machine whose financial and political influence must be exposed. Lynne Crocker

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