The Resource Big Boys Gone Bananas

Big Boys Gone Bananas

Label
Big Boys Gone Bananas
Title
Big Boys Gone Bananas
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is the impact on freedom of speech and the press when a big corporation attempts to suppress criticism and manipulate the media?. Documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten found out when he debuted his previous film, BANANAS!, which portrays the struggle of 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers who brought a lawsuit challenging fruit giant Dole Food’s use of a banned pesticide. Shortly after BANANAS! was selected to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Gertten received an unsettling note that the festival had withdrawn the film from competition. Soonafter, a scathing article about the film appeared in the L.A Business Journal. Within weeks, the filmmaker was embroiled in a major legal and public relations battle with Dole to save their premiere, their film, their reputations, and their freedom of speech.. Corporate efforts to censor criticism gain startling immediacy as Gertten decides to film the whole confrontation with Dole. Eventually, he takes the offensive, filing a countersuit and organizing a media campaign of his own to challenge Dole’s tactics. The resulting film, Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, is a dramatic cautionary tale about corporate power and press manipulation, a reminder of the importance of independent film in today’s more timid media world, and a case study of how individuals can fight back to protect freedom of speech and encourage a truly free press. The film would be useful in a variety of classes, including journalism, film, law, business, ethics and environmental policy.
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2011
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • The Video Project (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
143
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Journalism
Technique
live action
Label
Big Boys Gone Bananas
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/172767
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Playlist
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1172766
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (144 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1172766
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)956904645
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Big Boys Gone Bananas
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/172767
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Playlist
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1172766
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (144 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1172766
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)956904645
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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