BANANAS!* has been nominated for the International Green Film Award 2010 at the Cinema For Peace Gala in Berlin on February 15th.
Words from the jury:
"With BANANAS!* you did not only chronicle a landmark court case. In realizing this upsetting feature you also carry a message for humanity: You intentionally provoke basic important questions about power relations in our globalized world."
The prize will be announced and handed out by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and former president Mikhail Gorbachev. Dicaprio was awarded last year along with Gus Van Sant and his feature film Milk.
The 2010 International Green Film Award nominees are:
BANANAS!* 2009: Fredrik Gertten (director), Maragrete Jangård (producer).
Crude, 2009: Joe Berlinger (director), Michael Bonfiglio (producer).
Home, 2009: Yann Arthus Bertrand (director), Denis Carot (producer).
Into Enternity, 2010: Michael Madsen (Director), Lise Lense-Møller (Producer).
Avatar, 2009: James Cameron (director), Jon Landau (producer) For blockbuster entertainment with a green message.
Roland Emmerich: For blockbuster entertainment with a green message Robert Redford: For his lifelong dedication to environmental issues.
During the gala, the international film industry will meet to display and honour social and humanitarian achievements connected to the world of film. This is the ninth time the annual gala is held, and it will take place on Monday, February 15th, at the Konzerthaus Berlin.