BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*

Sweden 2012 – Director: Fredrik Gertten – Original language: English, Swedish – Subtitles: English

“It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than a bad reputation.”

With this motto in mind, the corporate giant, DOLE Food Company, led their campaign against a Swedish filmmaker and his film BANANAS!* - a film which discloses the company’s cultivation methods and the resulting health problems experienced by South American plantation workers. Not only had the company management not seen the film but they also spared no effort nor cost in their attempt to control it with their army of lawyers, PR consultants and journalists. BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* follows the tribulations and successes of a David against Goliath. Adele Kohout

Writer: Fredrik Gertten. Camera: Frank Pineda, Jason Wawro, Stefan Berg, Joakim Demmer, Gabriel Nougez, Sasha Snow, Malin Korkeasalo. Sound: Alexander Thörnqvist. Editing: Jesper Osmund, Benjamin Binderup. Music: Conny Malmqvist, Dan “Gisen” Malmquist. Production: WG Film. Producer: n. a.. Length: 88 min. International Sales: Autlook Filmsales