Item Details

Bananas!* [videorecording]

WG Film and Magic Hour Films present ; a WG Film production ; a film by Fredrik Gertten ; producer, Margarete Jangård ; director, Fredrik Gertten .
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Bananas!* is a courtroom drama that examines the intricacies and injustices of the global politics of food by focusing on a landmark and highly controversial legal case pitting a dozen Nicaraguan banana plantation workers against Dole Food Company over the alleged usage of a banned pesticide that causes sterilization. Central to both the film and the case is Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez, a Los Angeles-based personal injury attorney who is facing the biggest and most challenging case of his career. At stake in this case are the futures of generations of workers and their families as well as the culture of multinational business. If successful, the case could rock the economic foundations of Dole and open U.S. courts to other global victims, representing a new day in international justice.
Director
Fredrik Gertten
Performers
Juan J. Dominguez ; Duane Miller ; Byron Rosales Romero ; Mercedes Del Carmen Romero ; Rick McKnight ; David Delorenzo (President and CEO of Dole Corporation).
Release Date
2009
Run Time
87 min.
Language
In English and Spanish with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles and English for the hearing impaired
Rating
Not rated
Notes
  • Originally produced as documentary in 2009.
  • Special features: The fight: an interview with director Fredrik Gertten ; Juan Dominguez's television commercials ; Pictures from a banana plantation (short film shot in Nicaragua) ; Q&A with director Gertten at the Swedish premiere ; About bananas (1935) and Journey to banana land (1950) (two archival educational films from Oscilloscope's vault).
Related Title
Pictures from a banana plantation.
Credits
Idea and research, Sara Bergfors ; cinematography, Joseph Aquirre, Frank Pineda ; editing, Jesper Osmund ; music, Nathan Larson.
Published
[New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2011]
Publisher no.
  • OSC 24 Oscilloscope
  • OSC-024 Oscilloscope
Description
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, widescreen aspect ratio (1.78:1) ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, stereo; region 0.
Technical Details
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