Last week Fredrik Gertten received the prize "Blåslampan" from The Swedish Consumers' Association with the motivation that his films spotlighted big companies power, guilt and responsibility. Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedens Minister for EU-affairs handed over the prize.
After s successful tour through Chile in April, director Fredrik Gertten now visits again, with screenings of Big Boys Gone Bananas!* in Santiago and Valparaiso. The film will screen once in each city, starting tomorrow July 2nd at Bar The Clinic, Santiago.
Later Fredrik will continue to Peru with both films. There will be screenings in Lima, Arequipa and Iquitos. After the Lima screenings Fredrik will be present for a Q&A with the audience. See times and dates in Chile and Peru HERE.
Many upcoming screenings of both Bananas!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* this May and June!
The 16th Edition of DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival will take place from the 28th of May to the 2nd of June, and will include two screenings each of both Bananas!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!*. Fredrik will be there for question and answer sessions after each screening and will also teach a special master class, From Bananas! to Big Boys Gone Bananas!
The first screening will take place on Thursday, the 30th of May and the master class will take place on the 31st of May.
Big Boys Gone Bananas!* will be screened at this years San Francisco Green Festival on the 4th of June and will be followed by a discussion on media censorship. The conversation will be led by Stephen Talbot, Senior Producer of iFiles Channel at the Center for Investigative Reporting. The festival, which explores the relationship between people and the planet, will run from the 30th of May to the 5th of June.
And for UK fans, there will be two chances in June to see Big Boys Gone Bananas!* on the big screen. The first on the 6th of June in London and the second on the 8th of June in Cardiff. Both will be shown during the UK Green Film Festival, which runs from the 1st to the 8th of June in fifteen cities around the UK.
In January, Big Boys Gone Bananas was the Documentary of the Month with screenings all over Spain. Now the tour continues to Chile! The first screening will be held in Santiago the 16th of April followed by a Q&A with director Fredrik Gertten. The tour continues for two weeks with screenings also in Valparaíso, Panguipulli, Puerto Montt and Valdívia.
In January Big Boys Gone Bananas!* will be a part of the screening network The Documentary of the Month (www.eldocumentaldelmes.com), a network consisting of approximately 40 venues all around Spain, Chile and Argentina. It was initiated by production and distribution company Parallel40, with the aim of bringing documentary films closer to the people.
This month Big Boys Gone Bananas!* will be screening as The Documentary of the Month in 27 venues throughout Spain, starting the 8th. Some of the screenings are for free! Check out the schedule here.