Bananas!*

Overview

This documentary from filmmaker Fredrik Gertten observes the legal experiences of 12 workers on a banana plantation in Nicaragua, who hire Cuban-American attorney Juan Dominguez for representation in their class-action lawsuit against corporate giant Dole Foods. The suit finds its plaintiffs accusing Dole of causing infertility en masse among their population thanks to the use of the DBCP crop pesticide - a chemical banned in the United States four years prior, but still used in Nicaragua after that ban despite ...
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Overview

This documentary from filmmaker Fredrik Gertten observes the legal experiences of 12 workers on a banana plantation in Nicaragua, who hire Cuban-American attorney Juan Dominguez for representation in their class-action lawsuit against corporate giant Dole Foods. The suit finds its plaintiffs accusing Dole of causing infertility en masse among their population thanks to the use of the DBCP crop pesticide - a chemical banned in the United States four years prior, but still used in Nicaragua after that ban despite Dole's full awareness of the dangers present. The legal battle itself occupies center stage; though the plaintiffs' attorney Duane Miller presents his clients as traumatized, corporately-violated victims, the attorney representing dole paints them as drunks and liars - leading to a heated, highly aggressive courtroom showdown.
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Special Features

The Fight - An Interview with Director Fredrik Gertten; "Super Abogado" Juan Dominguez's Television Commercials; Pictures from a Banana Plantation - a Short Film Shot in Nicaragua; Q&A with Director Gertten at the Swedish Premiere; Two Archival Educational Films from Oscilloscope's Vault: About Bananas (1935) With Animated Vitamins and Minerals! Journey to Banana Land (1950) An Exotic Travelogue Tale
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/2011
  • UPC: 896602002241
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Oscilloscope
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dubbed
  • Language: Español
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 59,357

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juan J. Dominguez Participant
Duane Miller Participant
Byron Rosales Romero Participant
Mercedes Del Carmen Romero Participant
Technical Credits
Fredrik Gertten Director, Executive Producer
Joseph Aguirre Cinematographer
Arsenio Cadena Sound/Sound Designer
Zoe Chan Art Director
Jesper Osmund Christensen Editor, Screenwriter
Martin Hennel Sound/Sound Designer
Nathaniel Hörnblowér Executive Producer
Margarete Jangård Producer
Andre Kelman Sound Mixer
Nathan Larson Score Composer
Lise Lense-Moller Co-producer
Debra McClutchy Producer
Frank Pineda Cinematographer
Bart Simpson Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bananas!
1. Shadow Of Death [3:34]
2. "El Mejor Abogado" [4:58]
3. Nemagon And Fumazone [6:46]
4. A Lawyer's Lawyer [4:42]
5. Standard Fruit Company [7:16]
6. Exhibit 19: Bananeras [5:16]
7. Radio Caribe [4:20]
8. Dow Letter [3:24]
9. "The Cuban In Me" [5:01]
10. Plaintiffs [6:37]
11. "Fighting A Monster" [5:11]
12. Causation [4:50]
13. Closing Argument [6:16]
14. Position Of Strength [6:27]
15. Verdict [10:23]
16. End Credits [2:25]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Bananas!
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   Extra Features
      The Fight - An Interview With Director Fredrik Gertten
      "Super Abogado" Juan Dominguez's Television Commercials
      Pictures From A Banana Plantation - A Short Film Shot In Nicaragua
      Q&A With Director Gertten At The Swedish Premiere
      Two Archival Educational Films From Oscilloscope's Vault
         About Bananas
         Journey To Banana Land
   Oscilloscope Releases
      Trailers
         Bananas!*
         Flow
         The Garden
         No Impact Man
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