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Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

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What is a big corporation capable of in order to protect it's 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. 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 scare tactics, to media-control and PR spin. This personal film reveals precisely how a multinational will stop at nothing to get it's 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".

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    Title: Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
    Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
    Starring: Alfonso Allende, Dan Koeppel, David Magdael, Arvid Jurjaks, Bart Simpson, Bernt Hermele, Charlotte Lundgren, Alex Rivera
    Director: Fredrik Gertten
    Attributes: Widescreen
    Release Date: 1/29/2013
    Original Year: 2011
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 670880
    UPC: 829567088029
    Item #: 490968X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 1/29/2013
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 88 minutes
    Studio: Virgil Films