BANANAS!* - the film that triggered Big Boys

This is the documentary that made Dole so upset in the first place.

Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he tackles the Dole Food Company in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known 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.

One third of the production price of the average banana is used simply to cover the cost of pesticides1. All over the world, banana plantation workers are suffering and dying from the effects of these pesticides. Juan Dominguez, a million-dollar personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, is on his biggest case ever representing over 10,000 Nicaraguan banana workers claiming to be afflicted by a pesticide known as Nemagon. Dole Food and Dow Chemicals are on trial.

Another banana worker is being buried in a small northern town in Nicaragua. For his whole life, Alberto Rosales used his machete to remove weeds from below the banana plants. His son says his last years were filled with pain, a body that was itching all night — and in the end his kidneys stopped working.

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commented 2015-02-23 16:40:39 +0100
BANANAS!* (previous film) -This is the documentary that made Dole so upset in the first place. via @bananasmovie
commented 2013-11-02 15:11:50 +0100
What is taking so long for this movie to be released in the U.S.?
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commented 2012-07-04 19:47:34 +0200
if it wasn’t’ by this attorney Juan Dominguez…who knows if those who have watched this film, will ever know about the disaster caused by the chemicals thrown in those lands….and as always, poor people with no education and no one who tell them about their rights…would ever know about the terrible consequences. First time I see this film!
published this page in About the film 2011-11-07 17:10:17 +0100
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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