Mondo Banana

Journey to the world of bananas! A delicious blend of video art and ethnographic film exploring the personal, cultural, and environmental importance of bananas and the age-old connection between people and plants.

 

Directors

Ryan White

Country

USA 

Year

2013

Running Time

56 mins

Watch the Film

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Take Action 

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SFGFF Film Program:

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Journey to the world of bananas! Deep in the forests of Sumatra, a Finnish sea captain seeks an elusive banana. In a Kolkata kitchen, Bengali chefs prepare scrumptious banana stalk curries. As the sun blazes in Kuala Lumpur, a Chinese exorcist calls forth an evil banana spirit... Embarking on an international journey through the vibrant world of human-banana relationships, Bay Area filmmaker Ryan White explores the personal, cultural, and environmental importance of one of the world's favorite fruits. A delicious blend of video art and ethnographic film, Mondo Banana is a wild medley of shadow puppetry, culinary demonstrations, exorcisms, scientific research, performance art, anthropology, underground film, and dragon-dancing that peels away the secrets of human-banana relations and celebrates the age-old connection between people and plants.

Screening: May 31, 2014 at Roxie Theater. West Coast Premiere.

EVENT: Let’s Go Bananas!
Following the screening of Mondo Banana, students from the UC Berkeley Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), in collaboration with SFGFF, will host a celebration of the foods we all love featuring: you! Perform a song, original piece of poetry, dance or other form of creative expression at our open mic—the floor is yours. Let’s go bananas!