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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
TBC
Cast
Fredrik Gertten
Margarete Jangård
Alex Rivera
Alfonso Allende .
Directors
Fredrik Gertten.
Screenwriters
Running Time
89 minutes

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Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
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Plot
A documentary recounting Dole Foods' heavy-handed attempts to crush a Swedish filmmaker's 2009 exposé of the company's use of pesticides.


Review
Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
A stirring account of how Swedish consumers and politicians supported Fredrik Gertten when American academics, lawyers and media outlets obsequiously acquiesced in Dole Foods’ bid to block Bananas!*, his 2009 exposé of its use of banned pesticides in Nicaragua.


Verdict
A punchy examination of an oppressive corporate machinery in full swing.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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