November 19, 2011

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Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he tackles the Dole Food Company in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known to cause sterility. Can he beat the giant, or will the corporation get away with it? In the suspenseful documentary BANANAS!*, filmmaker Fredrik Gertten sheds new light on the global politics of food.

One third of the production price of the average banana is used simply to cover the cost of pesticides1. All over the world, banana plantation workers are suffering and dying from the effects of these pesticides. Juan Dominguez, a million-dollar personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, is on his biggest case ever representing over 10,000 Nicaraguan banana workers claiming to be afflicted by a pesticide known as Nemagon. Dole Food and Dow Chemicals are on trial.

Another banana worker is being buried in a small northern town in Nicaragua. For his whole life, Alberto Rosales used his machete to remove weeds from below the banana plants. His son says his last years were filled with pain, a body that was itching all night — and in the end his kidneys stopped working.

BANANAS!* – the film that triggered Big Boys

This is the documentary that made Dole so upset in the first place.

Watch Big Boys Gone Bananas here:
Watch Fredrik Gertten’s latest film, Bikes vs Cars, here:


  1. folks, the battle has begun, the battle for food..fresh untreated, non-toxic, non-GMO natural food sources. We must make the world aware that the agri-businesses and other food industies do not have our best interest at heart. Support organic small family type farmers NOW. Dole is not the only enemy. Contact your local food market and make sure they do have your best interest at’s a good place to start on your mission. I will be posting this video on my web ASAP!

    Comment by kent — November 25, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

  2. Full movie is not working. Asking me to subscribe, which I did, and then does nothing.

    Really wanted to show this to some influential clients but can’t.

    Comment by Victor S. — November 25, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

  3. Hello i am writing to let you know that you meed to fix your website. It is impossible to watch or even type anything. It freezes every tine you try to type. Thank you.

    Comment by Elena — November 25, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

  4. cant see the movie either, its really a shame!! Even buying it seems not possible! please take care of this and let us know as soon as it becomes available again! Many thx!

    Comment by Mariele — November 28, 2011 @ 6:59 am

  5. Sorry everyone! The player should be working again now.

    Comment by admin — November 30, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

  6. […] is an ideal documentary to see prior to its sequel. It can be streamed on Distrify for € 4.49. Big Boys Gone Bananas!* most likely be traveling to many film festivals this year. Docs & […]

    Pingback by David, Goliath and the Bananas!* | Docs & Film festivals — January 28, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

  7. I really want to watch this movie, but how on earth can you, or where?!

    Comment by Lorand — February 1, 2012 @ 7:19 am

  8. […] I am gonna watch this film again and hope that it has the same effect a second time, and if you want to do the same – you can rent it online on their homepage: […]

    Pingback by Bananas!* « louisemolofsson — February 6, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

  9. This movie is available on Netflix for those who have a subscription. A must see documentary.

    Comment by Jane — February 8, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

  10. Hi, Just wanted to share a note I sent off to Dole today. Steve Roedde
    I listened to an interview with the documentary filmmaker Mr Fredrik Gertten on CBC radio today.
    I followed this up by watching the film “Gone Bananas” on Netflix. The film would have caused no action on my part. The actions of your company towards suppression of free speech in contrast, has made me more than a little angry. I will never, ever, purchase a Dole product. Further, I believe fully what I have subsequently read on the internet…that you paid people to perjure themselves in court. Lastly, I will post information regarding your company “ethics” on my social network account and encourage all I know to boycott your products. The $200,000 defamation award is just the beginning!
    Steve Roedde

    Comment by steve roedde — May 3, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

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    Pingback by Big Boys Gone Bananas!* | — July 8, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

  12. will this be playing in the VIFF or TIFF – Vancouver or Toronto’s International Film festivals? I”m in Vancouver 🙂

    Comment by alexandria — August 19, 2012 @ 5:36 am

  13. I want to watch the film but can’t get it to work. Help!

    Comment by Jim O'Connor — August 26, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

  14. Powerful movie! I will share this with everybody I know!

    Comment by Jeff — August 26, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

  15. Would really like to show this to my students in the next few weeks… If you could tell me how to stream or buy the film, that would be great.

    Comment by Amanda L — September 16, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

  16. Hello.

    I would like to share this documentary in my blog (in Korean). How could I do it? Could you let me know the process if there is?

    Comment by M Kim — March 21, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

  17. Having a hard time finding this film to watch after seeing “Gone Bananas!*”. The embedded player will only let me watch the trailer, or sign up to a mailing list, even though it states that its available in my country.I would be more than willing to pay to see it.But i would also like the money to benefit those involved in the story.

    Comment by keith — April 17, 2013 @ 10:10 am

  18. Hi, good job done! Is there a possibility to buy this 2 Films at the store (like old fashion) on DVD? (I’m from Austria!)

    Comment by Olivia — October 12, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

  19. I like the video .. will publish your link for free. People need to know! my links are and Only gripe I have is your player fails to have pause/restart buttons. Otherwise, it works great!

    Comment by John Styles — October 17, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

  20. Hej Fredrik!
    Vill meddela att vi använt din film Bananas i undervisningen i kursen “hälsopedagogik” för blivande undersköterskor på Gotland. Filmen har gjort stort intryck och vidgat perspektivet hos eleverna!
    Vi vill framföra en hälsning till dig och att du med stort mod dokumenterat stora frågor, som gett avtryck hos oss.
    Stort Tack till dig och ditt arbete, hälsningar OP VUX 14 genom Karin Miller

    Comment by karin miller — May 28, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

  21. Excellent movie – I just wish I could see the end of it. Seems like we are many having problems visualizing it to its end… What to do??

    Comment by Josianne — February 12, 2015 @ 8:21 pm

  22. […] med bilindustrin och cykling är filmaren Fredrik Gertten, som bland annat står bakom filmerna Bananas! och Big Boys Gone […]

    Pingback by Bikes VS Cars - — May 28, 2015 @ 4:56 pm

  23. En Francais!!!!!!

    Comment by devaux — July 26, 2015 @ 5:18 pm

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