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network 20/05/2010 - 01:00PM

New film acquisition: Bananas!

We are delighted to report that Cinema Politica has just secured network rights for the excellent documentary Bananas! The film made headlines when Dole threatened to sue the Swedish filmmakers behind the film (who are very nice people by the way) - a tactic that was quickly abandoned when Sweden's supermarket chains threated to pull all Dole products from their shelves if the lawsuit went ahead. 

Ah, those Scandinavians... Short synopsis of the film: 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. Can he beat the giant, or will the corporation get away with it? In the suspenseful documentary BANANAS!*, filmmaker Fredrik Gertten sheds new light on the global politics of food.



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