A suspenseful, layer-peeling, court room drama within the global politics of food and First vs. Third world dynamics, directed by Sweden’s pre-eminent documentarian and investigative journalist.


Fredrik Gertten





Running Time

80 mins 

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SFGFF Film Program:

BANANAS!*"The film Dole Food Co. doesn't want you to see!"

Directed by Sweden’s pre-eminent documentarian and investigative journalist, BANANAS!* focuses on a slippery fact trail and a landmark and highly controversial legal case pitting a dozen Nicaraguan plantation workers against Dole Food Corporation and its alleged usage of a deadly banned pesticide and its probable link to generations of sterilized workers.

Screening: March 05, 2011 at Landmark Embarcardero. SF Premiere.

Discussion with: Fredrik Gertten, director; Lincoln Bandlow, lawyer; Brian Back, Founding Editor & Publisher, Sustainable Industries

WINNER: 2011 Green Tenacity Award