Human Rights Competition

Bananas!

Year
2009
Country
Sweden
Duration
88’
Director
Fredrik Gertten

The world’s biggest fruit company is on trial in the USA for poisoning their workers! For the first time in history a small US-lawfirm represents Nicaraguan plantation workers who are all infertile because of the toxic pesticides the fruit-corporation used on their bananas-plantations. Does a small lawfirm stand a chance against the power of a multi-billion dollar corporation? And will you ever eat bananas again after watching this revealing, suspenseful film? A “David against Goliath” war in every way...

Sales
Peter Jager, Autlook Filmsales Vienna, Austria, +43 720 34 69 34, peter@autlookfilms.com , welcome@autlookfilms.com , www.autlookfilms.com / Winston Emano, wemano@tcdm-associates.com , David Magdael, dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com , David Magdael and Associates, Los Angeles, USA, +1 213 624 7827
Director
Fredrik Gertten

Fredrik Gertten is a filmmaker and producer at WG Film, Sweden. He speaks fluent Spanish and has worked as a journalist in Nicaragua in 1980s and 1990s.

Filmography

Walking on Water (2000), The Way Back – True Blue 2 (2002), Just a Piece of Steel / Bye Bye Malmo (2003), An Ordinary Family (2005), The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower (2005), Bananas! (2009)

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