Banana Land: Blood, Bullets, and Poison

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:30 PM, Monday, August 14, 2023 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend for an upcoming virtual screening of Banana Land: Blood, Bullets and Poison. For consumers, bananas are a delicious and nutritious start to the day, a healthy snack and a fixture in our fruit bowls. For millions of residents in the banana lands, the production of bananas means social upheaval, violence and pesticide poisoning.

Banana Land: Blood, Bullets, and Poison explores the origins of these disparate realities, and opens the conversation on how workers, producers and consumers can address this disconnect.

The film traces the sordid history of banana production back to 1899 when the United Fruit Company (UFC) was formed and created a monopoly around the industry. UFC sought investments from the wealthy and powerful from around the world which garnered protection from lawmakers while simultaneously partnering with violent regimes in Central America to suppress workers and keep banana prices low.

Banana Land: Blood, Bullets, and Poison includes numerous interviews with industry experts who confirm these practices continue today and paints an honest and shocking picture of the hidden world of greed and violence behind bananas.


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Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 71 mins

Director: Jason Glaser and Diego Lopez

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