“Back in 2009, Swedish documentarian Fredrik Gertten made Bananas!*, which chronicled a lawsuit filed on behalf of Nicaraguan fruit workers who had been sterilized by exposure to pesticides used by the Dole Food Company. That documentary quickly ran afoul of Dole’s legal machinery, which went to extraordinary lengths to put the kibosh on it, a process Gertten lays bare in his self-reflexive follow-up Big Boys Gone Bananas!*”
Read my review of Gertten’s new choir-preaching documentary, which opens for a limited engagement in NY this week, at Slant Magazine.