September 11, 2013
Big boys gone bananas!*
"What happens to a documentary filmmaker when he goes up against a large corporation like Dole Foods? How far will Dole go to shift the focus off of them and onto the filmmaker even after their own CEO has admitted wrong doing in a court of law? Media spin, PR scare tactics, dirty tricks, lawsuits, and corporate bullying come into play, but it is the people who ultimately prevail, thus creating a cautionary tale and a real life lesson learning experience."
The power of Dole Fruit Company has a very negative history concerning its treatment of the countries of Central and South America and its citizens. This documentary chronicles the abuse of power by Dole to silence a negative documentary about workers and pesticides. The "media" followed the Dole line and neither the Dole company nor those who reported the story ever watched the documentary. However they harassed and attacked anyone with anything to do with the making and distribution of the film. In America this was tolerated and ignored by the public. In Sweden it was not. The backlash from the Swedish Government and the people of Sweden pushed Dole to drop the lawsuit and the personal attacks. This is a very telling documentary on the status of American Multi-Nationals and the collusion of the American Government, court system and the media. The documentary exposes a full blown conspiracy to personally attack and destroy those involved in the production and distribution of the film. Even to go as far as to intimidate those who watched the film. This film is pretty much suppressed in America. Why? Thank you, Sweden you stood up for democracy while America acted against democracy. This is indeed a sad demonstration of what America has lost or perhaps never had. ~Mike
Askwith Media Library 61018-D Released in 2013 105 minutes
Posted by mcmike at September 11, 2013 04:26 PM