Q&A: FREDRIK GERTTEN, BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS and LINCOLN BANDLOW, AttorneyWritten on July 31st, 2012
I talk with FREDRIK GERTTEN, whose new film BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS documents the efforts of food giant Dole to keep his previous film BANANAS from ever being seen. We’ll be joined by his attorney, LINCOLN BANDLOW. The first film told the story of Nicaraguan plantation workers successful suit in Los Angeles against Dole for the health effects of its use of a banned and dangerous pesticide.
FREDRIK GERTTEN is an award winning director and journalist based in Malmo Sweden. Before founding his production company WG Film, he worked as a correspondent and columnist for radio, TV and press in Africa, Latin America, Asian and Europe. His films include Belfast Girls; I Bought a Rain Forest; Bananas; and his latest, Big Boys Gone Bananas.
LINCOLN BANDLOW specializes in litigating media, First Amendment, intellectual property and other entertainment related matters in the motion picture, television, publishing, broadcasting, internet and advertising fields. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Bandlow has been a visiting professor at the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California since the Spring of 1995. In 2012 he was named one of the Top 100 Entertainment Power Lawyers by the Hollywood Reporter.