|aBananas!*|[videorecording] /|ca film by Fredrik Gertten.
|aTaipei :|bHwe Hon,|c
|a1 videodisc (87 min.) :|bsound, color ;|c4 3/4 in.
|atwo-dimensional moving image|btdi|2rdacontent
|aOriginally produced as documentary in 2009.
|aTitle from container.
|a"In 2007, Nicaraguan plantation workers, represented by Los Angeles-based personal injury lawyer Juan Dominguez, sued Dole and Dow Chemical Company, claiming the use of illegal pesticides like Nemagon (now banned) had made them sterile ... Swedish director Fredrik Gertten made a documentary film about Dominguez and the alleged banana workers. The movie Bananas!* premiered in the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival. Because Dole had serious concerns on what the film might reveal to the public, it urged festival officials to "immediately cease and desist" their sponsorship of the film ... Although the film was screened with a disclaimer from the festival, Gertten was subsequently sued for defamation by Dole. The lawsuit was later dropped."--Wikipedia, viewed Oct. 21, 2010.
|aIdea and research, Sara Bergfors ; cinematography, Joseph Aquirre, Frank Pineda ; editing, Jesper Osmund ; music, Nathan Larson.
|aByron Rosales Romero ; Mercedes Del Carmen Romero ; Juan J. Dominguez ; Duane Miller ; Rick McKnight ; David Delorenzo (President and CEO of Dole Corporation).
|aLos Angeles lawyer, Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez, is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.
|aDVD; aspect ratio: 16.9
|aEnglish/Spanish; with Chinese subtitles.
|aDole Food Company.
|aDow Chemical Company.
|aLiability for hazardous substances pollution damages|zNicaragua.