Bananas, the perfect food. This trailer will make you think ext time you eat one or see one about where they come from and the people who work on those plantations.
It’s the story of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers and their lawyer, Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez, who tackled Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.
Two years ago, the twelve Nicaraguan banana plantation workers traveled to Los Angeles and sued Dole Food Co. Inc. They won $1.58 million.
Now the film about the case is set to debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival next week. Dole’s lawyers are trying to stop all screenings.
In the 1960s, Standard Fruit (now Dole), Del Monte and United Fruit (now Chiquita) began to use the pesticide massively on Central American, Caribbean and Philippine banana plantations, as well as on sugar, pineapple and cotton plantations.