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  • Actors: Fredrik Gertten, Alex Rivera, Alfonso Allende
  • Directors: Fredrik Gertten
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 29, 2013
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A3TFOO0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,756 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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!

What is a big corporation capable of in order to protect its brand? Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten's experienced this recently. His previous film BANANAS!* (2009) recounts the lawsuit that 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers brought against the fruit giant Dole Food Company. 

The film was selected for competition by the Los Angeles Film Festival. Nothing wrong so far, right? But then Gertten gets a strange message: the festival removes BANANAS!* from competition. Then a scathing article appears in the Los Angeles Business Journal about the film, and Gertten subsequently receives a letter from Dole's attorney threatening him with legal action. What follows is an unparalleled thriller that has Gertten capturing the entire process - from DOLE attacking the producers with a defamation lawsuit, bullying scare tactics, to media-control and PR-spin. This personal film reveals precisely how a multinational will stop at nothing to get its way - freedom of speech is at stake. As Dole's PR company puts it, "It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than a bad reputation."

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory J. Auger on April 10, 2014
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Of course, given what I learned in this film, I'm sure that some Dole pr flack will be searching through the Internet to find out who I am. Maybe I'll get a letter that closes with "Good Luck on Your Finances."
Whether you believe the director's take on Dole's behavior with its South American employees or not, the extent to which Dole went to try to keep a journalist from expressing his opinion it truly impressive. From what I can tell, Dole's pr people -- and perhaps the corporation itself -- does not believe in the First Amendment. And they're not shy about threatening people who do.
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I was thankful to the filmmaker that this documentary was produced. Independent films are one of the last vestiges of investigative journalism and to see a Swedish film maker be immediately targeted by an international mega-corporation for producing a film which documented a court case against them was chilling. We know that in the USA our media is owned by six large corporations and much we need to know is not provided because it wouldn't be in the corporate interest. So, attacking and trying to bankrupt a filmmaker for using his First Amendment Rights is a story that people need to see.
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By ferenc devries on January 12, 2014
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David vs Goliath

what can money do with people/corporations, they become mean.
happily we have Europe were you still have real democracy"
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By Ceramics art teacher on December 28, 2014
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Great. Good to know how big corporations are manipulating the media.
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