One third of the production price of the average banana is used simply to cover the cost of pesticides. 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 12,000 Nicaraguan banana workers. Dole Food and Dow Chemicals are on trial. And history is about to be made.
Release: 2009 (Denmark)
Duration: 87 minutes
Genre: Documentary feature
Spoken language: English and Spanish
Director: Fredrik Gertten
Screenplay: Sara Bergfors
Cinematography: Joseph Aguirre and Frank Pineda
Editor: Jesper Osmund
Sound Design: Martin Hennel
Composer: Nathan Larson
Producer: Margarete Jangård
Production Countries: Denmark and Sweden
Production Company: WG Film
Coproducer: Magic Hour Films
Produced with support from: ITVS, ZDF/Arte, Sundance Institute, The Swedish Film Institute, The Danish Film Institute, Nordic Film- & TV Fund and SVT.
The film was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Award at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.