MIFF 2010 review: Bananas!*

27 Jul


Bananas!* follows the battle of a Latino lawyer from California as he attempts to help Nicaraguan banana farmers sue a Dole Food. Widespread sterility and other health problems exist in plantation workers, and it appears clear that Dole knew about. While this is a worthy documentary, with good pacing, it doesn’t feel like the filmmakers got beneath the surface of what the were exploring. The ending indicates there was a lot more going on that they, intentionally or not, were catching. Still, it is a good journey and highly recommended for anyone studying law or interested in social justice ( the two sometimes being compatible). Does what a courtroom doco should do, with a few nail-biting moments, but could have done a lot more and is ultimately confusing and unsatisfying. But that’s law for you.


Bananas!* Website


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