January 11, 2011

Austria goes BANANAS!*

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:52 pm

Austrian distributor Poool Filmverleih takes on BANANAS!* in a new and groundbreaking way. For the first time together with the national broadcaster ORF. This is how Austria will go BANANAS!* in the next coming days:

January 14, Friday – Top Kino, Vienna. POOOL Filmverleih celebrates in cooperation with the ORF the premiere of Bananas!*. TV host Paul Kraker (ORF) moderates the audience discussion with Fredrik Gertten after the filmscreening. 

January 15, Saturday – Matinée. Fair Trade breakfast starts at 10.30 a.m. The film starts at 12.30 p.m. Director Fredrik Gertten talks with MMag. Herbert Wasserbauer ( about the current conditions of employment for banana workers. 

January 16, Sunday – Broadcast. ORF2 broadcast of the German dubbed version of the film. 

January 21, Friday – Theatrical release! General theatrical release in Austrian cinemas. Filmstart 8 p.m. Daily screenings in Vienna and Linz.

Talks at Top Kino, Vienna:
January 21, Friday – Film and podiumdiscussion. Filmstart: 8 p.m. Klaus Werner-Lobo (author, politician) and Werner Hörtner talk about alternitiv ways for globalization.

January 27, Thursday – Film and podiumdiscussion. Filmstart: 06.15 p.m. Dr. Peter Drössler talks with Peter Jäger (autlook filmsales) and Dr. Alfred Noll (media lawer) about documentaries as a political way of expression, the right of free speech and the yet failed attempt to stop the release of the film BANANAS!*

The events are a collaboration between Poool Filmverleih, WG Film, Autlook Films, Südwind Austria, Greenpeace Austria, Dreikönigsaktion, Global 2000, Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten and Abeiterkammer Wien. 

Read more at POOOL Filmverleih exclusive BANANAS!* website »


  1. This films, Bananas, has entire secuences of my film Bananeras -done in 1984 to show the conditions of the workers -, taken without my knowle or moral rigth, and they only give a small and unnoticable credit at the end. You can se my film in youtube

    Comment by Ramiro Lacayo Deshón — January 20, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

  2. Dear Ramiro Lacayo. Your film has played an important role in the history of this film. And in the court case as it was used as evidence in Los Angeles Superior Court. We have cleared the rights and payed for them. Frank Pineda who shot your film has also been working with mine. So once again thank you, hope to meet you in person next time I come to Nicaragua.

    Comment by Fredrik Gertten — January 21, 2011 @ 10:16 am

  3. Und Herr Fredrik Gertten, haben Sie Herrn Ramiro Lacayo Deshón in Nicaragua getroffen? Haben Sie ehrlich und “unamerikanisch” die Filmrechte geklärt?
    Was den Film betrifft, so sollte man über Twitter zu einem globalen Anti-Dole-Aktiontstag aufrufen, die Zeit ist reif. Was die Richterin betrifft, so ist mir unklar, ob diese nun von Dole oder irgendwelchen Politikern gekauft wurde. Ihrer Karriere hat ja regelrecht einen Schub nach 2009 bekommen. Warum ist dies Frau überhaupt noch im Amt?

    Comment by Markus — June 4, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

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