FILM SHOWING- Bananas
Organization: Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice
More Info: http://opctj-event.org
Description: Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice Presents
FREE FILM SERIES
Co-sponsored by the Oak Park Public Library
Veterans Room, Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park
2 pm, Sunday, March 25, 2012
Don’t miss a free showing of the documentary film “BANANAS*“. Focusing on a landmark and highly controversial legal case pitting a dozen Nicaraguan banana plantation workers against Dole Food Company, BANANAS* uncovers the alleged usage of a banned pesticide and its probable link to generations of sterilized workers.
Central to both the film and the case is Juan “Accidentes” Domingues, a Los Angeles-based personal injury attorney who is unquestionably facing the biggest and most challenging case of his career.
At stake in this classic David vs. Goliath story are the futures of generations of workers and their families as well as the culture of multinational business. If successful, the case could rock the economic foundations of Dole and open US courts to other global victims, representing a new day in international justice.
"What amazed me most is the audacity of a company like Dole to use a pesticide that was known to cause sterility. I wanted to learn more." - The film's director Fredrik Gertten
“Offers a front-row seat to a landmark Erin Brokovich style trial. An incredibly polished film.” - Variety
Following the showing there will be a short presentation by Tom Broderick, Chicago Fair Food, Q & A and open discussion.
Organizational Co-sponsor: Chicago Fair Trade
For information, see www.opctj-event.org or call 524 1230