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commented 2013-06-03 06:24:23 +0200
Hello Fredrik and Margarete, I just wanted to tell you that your Big Boys Gone Bananas film was presented tonight in the Brazilian TV, broadcasted by TV Cultura, a public broadcast tv station. I was not aware of your Bananas documentary or of your struggle to make thruth prevail. I just wanted you to know you are a good people. And the world needs good men and women, so I am very happy to know about your story. Thank you very, very much. And to Dole, their lawyers, their RP company and the employess that supported this shameful campaign and the wrongdoings of this lousy company all I can say is: I will do my best to let others know about this documentary and the practices of your company. Shame on you.
commented 2013-04-22 00:24:33 +0200
Congratulations Frederik and your team for defending the freedom of speech and the truth!!
commented 2013-03-30 23:51:51 +0100
Bravo Fredrik Gertten. Your tenacity has opened the eyes of many people here in the USA…we stand in humble honor to your wonderful documentary. Dole Products will never again cross the threshhold of my family home.
I hope that you will come to San Francisco and show your film and answer questions for the many people from our liberal minded area.

Dole…shame, shame, shame!
commented 2013-02-24 01:51:47 +0100
I have just returned home from our Traveling World Community Film Festival in Grand Forks, B.C., Canada where your film “Big Boys Gone Bananas” was viewed by a very enthusiastic audience. I highly respect your integrity, your fortitude and your tenancity.


Lori Lum
commented 2013-02-17 06:11:35 +0100
Large companies like Dole are infringing upon our democracy both in political elections and in the world of journalism where it threatens our very freedom of speech. Go Fredrik Gertten! This is a fight for not just your film but for freedom and democracy everywhere and for everyone.
commented 2013-02-04 07:55:02 +0100
I watched this spectacular film at the World Community Film Festival in Courtenay, BC Canada on Feb 1. I am an organizer with the Victoria Peace Coalition, a volunteer grassroots group. We are holding a series of media workshops to examine exactly what your film has provided as a case study. All our events are free as we are committed to education as part of the commons. may we show Big Boys Gone Bananas!? We could send you back video of the discussion.
commented 2013-01-11 13:50:21 +0100
Incredible, who’s hands are we all completely on? I am more and more convinced that we have to be moving steadfastly towards communism and socialism, in spite of the fact that the wonderful conservatory swedish spokesman also wanted to contribute to the freedom, very rare indeed. Your and our situation is eveybody’s same old stories in the world’s courts, all fighting about the money and all disregarding all of our brothers for the money, such infidels deserve to be bombarded too, that’s my medicine, enough is enough.
commented 2012-12-08 20:25:36 +0100
I recently seen Big boys gone bananas & was really impressed on how a big corporation such as dole was taken head on & over powered.

I’ve always wanted to she’d a light on the family court system here in the states. From the documentary I’ve seen , you guys fight for the little guys. Who else is smaller than regular citizens compared to the United States government. All I’m asking is if you would just look into family court & child support cases.
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commented 2012-12-02 03:49:47 +0100
Watching the film now….Dole…what a crew of scumbags!!!

On another note…..you guys do realize that quite a bit of the translated text, being in white, is lost against the white backgrounds…like when the guy from MAX explains why they pulled the Dole products from their restaurants……kind of frustrating to miss so much. Good film all the same.
commented 2012-11-29 06:04:16 +0100
thankyou for the insight into our so called democracy, for us the message is loud and clear … no DOLE products in our households ever again
commented 2012-11-24 12:42:21 +0100
Hi, I saw the doc this week in Holland. Great David-Goliath-story about freedom of press. I’ve got a question: what’s the exact word used in the movie for Dole making false reviews on the internet about Bananas? (Unfortunately I forgot)
commented 2012-11-09 23:10:09 +0100
Please come to Germany to screen the film! Spread the word and make people realize what kind of system they support when buying food from global players…Thank you for being brave and trying to shake things up!
commented 2012-10-29 20:25:05 +0100
Looked at this film from NRK`s (Norsk Riks Kringkasting) webpage, linked from an article in “Aftenposten” a norwegian newspaper. Great film! I loved it, and I am not going to buy Dole products again, until they truly have changed. I do not support companies, or people, who think that they can behave in a manner, that tries to break down normal people with the right to speak freely. And most of all: who treats their workers like they do.

Great job! Thank you for the information!
commented 2012-09-19 19:10:16 +0200
Excellent film shown last night at Prince Charles Cinema; high integrity restrained film-making – it should win prizes so that Fredrik can fund his next film without having to go cap in hand to these film funds who all have their own agendas!
commented 2012-09-19 00:41:13 +0200
I was standing outside Prince Charles Cinema in London doing my own business until an arrogant and rude man told me to move because he wants to pose in front of the poster of his film while silly girls take photos of him. His name I later find out is Fredrik Gertten. What a fucking pretentious wanker! Won’t be watching any of your films I’m afraid.

Next time I’ll kick your ass.
commented 2012-08-24 12:38:39 +0200
I just saw the film “big boys gone bananas”! Fredrik Gertten what a fantastic work you guys did! Wonderful!! Im so glad that there still exist people like you that stands up for the truth in the most difficult of times!!
commented 2012-08-24 12:36:20 +0200
I just saw the movie on Swedish TV. A fantastaic production, probably the best documentary or movie I have ever seen on the greatest threats to our society. I also shows the ignorance of the American journalists, lobbyists, lawers and judges. It seems like these people are only bound by money and protecting their own careers. It brought my thoughts to the Michel Mann movie Insider which also illustrated the lack of courage in news rooms.

Great job Fredrik!
commented 2012-08-23 23:55:59 +0200
Fantastic work Fredrik Gertten! Dole has to work with its core values! Extreme trust is the future ♥
commented 2012-08-23 23:49:57 +0200
It really is scary when money dicates how media and legislation work. When media and legislation cannot work independently is democracy set aside.

It really takes guts to stand up to the immense pressure that big money can produce.
commented 2012-08-23 23:12:04 +0200
Oh what a miss Dole!!!

The film “big boys gone bananas” realy make the famous words “money talks” to changes to “truth talks”!!!!!!!!!

commented 2012-08-23 22:40:23 +0200
I’ve decided to not buy anything with the namn Dole on it for the rest of my life.

And good luck in your future projekts :-)
commented 2012-08-23 22:37:03 +0200
I just want to congratulate you for a great movie.

Det var väldigt bra filmat.

Tack för att ni stod upp för sanningen och vägrade

köpas för nåt såtrivialt som pengar.

Det trycks ju nya varje dag som farfarn så sunt meddelar

commented 2012-08-23 22:34:09 +0200
You´re a Hero.
commented 2012-08-06 05:08:52 +0200
Hi Vicky, I agree in many ways. My hope is that the new film in the end also will shift the focus back to the harmed bananaworkers. A lot of people are now buying BANANAS!*, the DVD is out, but also on Netflix and Itunes. You can also buy it through www.wgfilm.com

best Fredrik
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commented 2012-08-05 19:23:23 +0200
Free speech is obviously basic to any free democracy. To have to defend this in the U.S. almost seems absurd. This film does an excellent job of exposing how corporations continue to suppress messages that are adverse to their economic interest. Having said that, it does seem that the central issue and discussion is now of “free speech” and NOT pesticide exposure by Dole, so essentially Dole has succeeded in derailing the message of the original film. I get the uncomfortable feeling that Dole wins again because the whole pesticide issue appears so secondary.
commented 2012-06-03 03:46:34 +0200
commented 2012-05-03 19:46:34 +0200
How sad that a huge multi-national corporation is so insecure it has to go after an indie film-maker.
commented 2012-05-03 06:04:03 +0200
I just want to let you know that I completely support you and this film. Don’t let the big guys win! Keep going!
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