BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*
Fredrik Gertten / Sweden / 2012 / 90’
+ Q&A with Fredrik Gertten + Guests
Corporate bullying, scare tactics, and PR-spin become the daily life of documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten all because he made a film about bananas.
As Gertten’s film BANANAS is finished, the story of his next film begins – Gertten is compelled to pick up his camera again sooner than he thinks when Dole Food Company threaten to sue his film documenting the law suit brought against them by 12 Nicaraguan farmers. This personal tale shows how easily the livelihood of documentary filmmakers can be put into jeopardy. BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS! Could be called a thriller but is certainly a cautionary tale for those who want the truth.
Gertten’s sobering and insightful Big Boys Gone Bananas!* should be compulsory viewing –
What: BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* + Q&A with Fredrik Gertten + Guests
Where: Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY
When: Tue 18 Sep 2012, 6.30pm
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