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.

"Offers a front-row seat to a landmark Erin Brokovich style incredibly polished film." –Variety

Discussion: 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

Light refreshments are served.

87 min. 2009.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

OPCTJ Meetings

You're welcome to join us. Check this space for the listing of the next meeting. We try to keep general meetings short and work out details at project committee meetings.

Free Film Series

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