Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Director Fredrik Gertten
Genre Documentary
Runtime 90 minutes
Country of Origin Sweden, Denmark, Germany, USA, UK
Language English, Swedish
Supplier WG Films
Festivals/Awards Documentary Jury Prize - Sarasota Film Festival 2012


First there was a film about banana workers saying the Dole Food Company had made them infertile. Then Dole attacked the filmmakers. Now it's time for a new film!

The true story about a Swedish filmmaker and a banana corporation. Dirty tricks, lawsuits, manipulation, and the price of free speech.

Documentary Jury Prize - Sarasota Film Festival 2012

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“'Big Boys Gone Bananas!*' Review” - Postmedia News

“Film doles out some payback” - Toronto Sun

“'Big Boys Gone Bananas': Yellow journalism” - The Toronto Star

“This movie will make you go Bananas! 'Big Boys Gone Bananas*!' a must-see for anyone concerned with free speech” - Postmedia News

“'Big Boys Gone Bananas!*': Dole vs. doc” - NOW Magazine

“'Big Boys Gone Bananas!*' Hot Docs 2012 Must-See” - Klymkiw Film Corner

“'Big Boys Gone Bananas!*' – Hot Docs 2012 ” - Toronto Film Scene

“'Big Boys Gone Bananas' Hot Docs Review” - Now Magazine

“What’s hot at Hot Docs” - Macleans

“'Big Boys Gone Bananas!*' makes for gripping viewing ” - Screen Daily

“Have the 'Big Boys Gone Bananas' at Sundance?” - Postmedia News

“Big business gone 'bananas'” - Times Colonist

“'Big Boys Gone Bananas!*' Review” - Variety

“Redford is right: Documentaries rule at Sundance” - Culturemap

“'Big Boys Gone Bananas!*' Director, Fredrik Gertten” - Filmmaker Magazine

“Los Angeles Times picks from the Sundance film festival ” - Los Angeles Times

“Sundance Docs Pt.3 – 'Big Boys Gone Bananas'” -

“Films at the 2012 Hot Docs festival” - The Globe and Mail

Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

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June 24, 2013 Oakville, ON Encore Cinemas

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