Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Sweet Water is happy to be working with Milwaukee Film again as a community sponsor of the film Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

What is a big corporation capable of in order to protect its brand? When Dole Corporation leaders discovered Bananas!*, a 2009 documentary recounting the lawsuit of 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers against Dole, they tried to silence Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten with lawsuits and smear campaigns. In Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, Gertten documents Dole’s dirty tricks, illustrating free expression’s fragility and an individual’s power to fight corporations.

Documentary Festival Favorites Presented by Christine Symchych
Community Partners: Beans and Barley, Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast, Sweet Water Organics

 

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