Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (Fredrik Gertten, 2011)

“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.

About Budd Wilkins

Budd Wilkins is a writer, film critic and instructor. He is a Staff Critic for Slant Magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Nordic Issue of Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. He is currently writing a chapter for an anthology on international horror directors to be published by Intellect Press and distributed by University of Chicago Press. Mr. Wilkins was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Penn State for several years before moving to North Carolina in 1994, where he earned his Bachelor's in Religious Studies and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary focus is film history, film literacy and criticism, with the goal of bringing obscure, foreign and films that are labeled "difficult" to the attention of film aficionados of all kinds. Other interests and focus of critique include comparative religion, black humor, 19th century European literature, horror and graphic novels. Mr Wilkins lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Tina. Follow @buddwilkins on Twitter.
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2 Responses to Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (Fredrik Gertten, 2011)

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