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Swedish Film Week in Montenegro

Fredrik is in Podgorica, Montenegro this week for the Embassy of Sweden's Svedska@ME, a 
Swedish promotion event in Montenegro which includes several activities, mainly a Swedish film 
week. 

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This afternoon, Fredrik is following a screening of Big Boys Gone Bananas!*with a discussion on freedom of expression. The Embassy of Sweden will be live streaming the talk on Bambuser at 17.45.

For more information about Svedska@ME here

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Dole bananas welcome Fredrik in Stockholm

Fredrik Gertten received quite the warm welcome this morning at hotel Scandic Malmen in Stockholm - A nice big bowl of bananas. Dole bananas. Needless to say, not his usual choice for breakfast. 

bild_1.JPGIn the hotel's defense, they were quick to apologize for their unfortunate choice of fruit and promised to have "nice" bananas waiting for him tomorrow. 

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Unfortunately, we're all bound to be bombarded by Dole bananas at one place or another. But it doesn't have to be that way! The next time you visit a hotel, grocery store, cafe, etc. that has Dole products, tell them you won't eat them and neither should anyone else. Hopefully, like Scandic Malmen, they'll come to their senses and replace them with Fairtrade and organic fruit. Now there's something worth eating for breakfast!

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Watch Big Boys Gone Bananas!* and Bananas!* Online

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Looking for a way to watch Big Boys Gone Bananas!* online? We have good news for our friends in the United States. The film is now available to watch on Netflix!

As you may know, Big Boys Gone Bananas!* is the sequel to Fredrik Gertten’s award-winning documentary, Bananas!*. Bananas!* recounts the lawsuit that 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers brought against the fruit giant Dole Food Company. It was a groundbreaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide, which was known by the company to cause sterility. You can watch the film here to get the full story behind Big Boys. 

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Bananas!* Screening in Malmö

Join Fredrik Gertten tomorrow evening for Connectors Malmö's screening of Bananas!* at the Garaget. Make sure to stay after the screening for a discussion on the film, along with fika and Dole-free banana smoothies.

Check out the event on Facebook for more information.

Can't make the screening, but still interested in watching Bananas!*? You can watch the film online here!

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Fredrik awarded!

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.

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People's Choise Award!

Fambiente.jpgThe People’s Choice Award at Filmambiente, Rio de Janeiro, went to Big Boys Gone Bananas!* with 83,78% of the votes for Excellent Film!

We are very grateful for the strong support!

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Fredrik goes back to South America with BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

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.

Come and invite your friends!

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Upcoming Screenings of Bananas!* and Big Boys!*

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.

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Read more about the festival and screenings here


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.

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Details for the screening here

 

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.

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A list of all the screenings can be found here

 

 

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BIG BOYS ON CHILE TOUR!

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.

Read more about the Santiago premiere HERE!

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North American DVD

We proudly present our new North American version of Big Boys.
With special introduction from Alex Gibney!
The DVD also includes a 10 minutes interview with Fredrik Gertten.

With format NTSC and DVD region 1 the DVD works perfectly on any Canadian or US equipment.

Buy it now in our WEBSHOP!


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