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Big Boys Gone Bananas!*


Wed, May 2 5:30 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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88 minutes | Sweden  | (Subtitled) English Swedish Spanish  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG

In 2009, Fredrik Gertten’s documentary, Bananas!, chronicling a lawsuit against controversial food giant Dole was set to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Dole responded with an aggressive media and public relations campaign to quash the film’s release and discredit the reputation of the filmmakers. The filmmaking team behind Bananas! refused to be bullied, filing a counter-suit and launching their own media strategy. Their point was that no one suing them had even seen the film! A true documentarian, Gertten picks up his camera again to capture his fight for free speech. *Big Boys Gone Bananas!** is an in-depth case study of an independent filmmaker’s David and Goliath battle with a corporate machine whose financial and political influence must be exposed. Lynne Crocker

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Fredrik Gertten

Margarete Jangård

Executive Producer(s)
Fredrik Gertten

Frank Pineda
Gabriel Noguez
Jason Wawro
Joakim Demmer
Stefan Berg
Joseph Aguirre
Kiki Allgeier
Sasha Snow
Stefan Berg

Jesper Osmund
Benjamin Binderup

Conny Malmquist
Dan 'Gisen' Malmqvist

Alexander Thörnqvist

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