BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*

What is a big corporation capable of in order to protect its brand? Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten's experienced this recently. His previous film BANANAS!* (2009) recounts the lawsuit that 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers brought against the fruit giant Dole Food Company. 

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The film was selected for competition by the Los Angeles Film Festival. Nothing wrong so far, right? But then Gertten gets a strange message: the festival removes BANANAS!* from competition. Then a scathing article appears in the Los Angeles Business Journal about the film, and Gertten subsequently receives a letter from Dole's attorney threatening him with legal action. What follows is an unparalleled thriller that has Gertten capturing the entire process - from DOLE attacking the producers with a defamation lawsuit, bullying scaretactics, to media-control and PR-spin. This personal film reveals precisely how a multinational will stop at nothing to get its way - freedom of speech is at stake. As Dole's PR company puts it, "It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than a bad reputation". (from the IDFA catalogue)

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commented 2015-03-03 01:36:12 +0100
About Big Boys Gone Bananas!* http://bit.ly/1vVtKRP via @bananasmovie
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About Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
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@videofest mentioned @bananasmovie link to this page. 2012-11-19 17:36:49 +0100
About Big Boys Gone Bananas!* http://t.co/3GyhUXX7 via @bananasmovie
@Kultursalongen mentioned @bananasmovie link to this page. 2012-10-24 00:18:18 +0200
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@bjornbjorn tweeted link to this page. 2012-10-23 23:03:15 +0200
Watching the documentary behind the BANANAS* movie that @dolefoods tried to stop, on national tv .. ouch Dole! http://t.co/6CrsyPnT
@ethical_murmur mentioned @bikes_vs_cars link to this page. 2012-09-19 11:27:57 +0200
Eye-opening screening by @fredrikgertten last night.Check it out! http://t.co/QBACB35W
@NordqvistJonas tweeted link to this page. 2012-09-12 20:02:17 +0200
@samharrisorg how about corporate terrorism. http://t.co/OH0b8LLx. Its all about money.
@CPTenorII tweeted link to this page. 2012-07-31 03:28:24 +0200
Big Boys Gone Bananas!* - About the film - http://t.co/4VlOjqik
@jgombita mentioned @bananasmovie link to this page. 2012-03-16 15:09:49 +0100
One of the big surprises of @hotdocs screening of @bananasmovie? Seeing @ctvcanadaam's Michael Caine & Marci Ien: http://t.co/ci4UsEzX #PR
@HeidyMo tweeted link to this page. 2012-03-15 15:21:54 +0100
Hope .@thebloorcinema screens this! RT .@kirkcooper A great film on the price of free speech... http://t.co/xetdXz8W
@gupta_m3 mentioned @bananasmovie link to this page. 2012-02-24 18:02:06 +0100
About Big Boys Gone Bananas!* http://t.co/UXFVjVgS via @bananasmovie
@EqExBananas tweeted link to this page. 2012-02-24 17:39:51 +0100
Big boys gone bananas* new movie about Dole's law suit against film maker of Bananas* http://t.co/BWoZUZgp
@burkesmama mentioned @bananasmovie link to this page. 2012-01-26 19:16:58 +0100
@jonrekdal1 tweeted link to this page. 2012-01-25 19:50:49 +0100
@jonrekdal1 tweeted link to this page. 2012-01-25 19:50:31 +0100
cant believe I stay with great heroes that took upon themselves a corporate Goltiath and won.http://www.bigboysgonebananas.com/about
@FutureForSale mentioned @bananasmovie link to this page. 2011-11-12 20:46:27 +0100
Check out Big Boys Gone Bananas!* - A filmmaker stands up against the Dole corporation http://t.co/noJjiXdz via @bananasmovie
@SusanaNakatani tweeted link to this page. 2011-11-10 17:02:49 +0100
@danieladeesse Thank you Daniela for RT. Please feel free to spread the word bout this new doc BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* http://t.co/96EzxgKG
published this page 2011-09-19 12:18:00 +0200
The true story about a Swedish filmmaker and a banana corporation. Dirty tricks, lawsuits, manipulation, and the price of free speech.

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