The Banana Massacre [animation excerpt from ‘Banana land: blood, bullets and poison’]

Hodgson, Jonathan (2014) The Banana Massacre [animation excerpt from ‘Banana land: blood, bullets and poison’]. [Film/Video] (Published online first)

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This short animation an excerpt from the feature length documentary Banana Land: Blood, Bullets and Poison. This animation explains that the United Fruit Company (now Chiquita) and the U.S. State Department supported the mass killing of innocent people trying to organize for better working conditions. The massacre occurred in Ciénaga, Colombia on December 6, 1928.

The Disconnect: For consumers, bananas are a delicious and nutritious start to 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 explores the origins of these disparate realities, and opens the conversation on how workers, producers and consumers can address this disconnect.

Item Type: Film/Video
Additional Information: Animation designed and directed by Jonathan Hodgson. Animation script: Timothy Farrell, Jason Glaser. Directors of main movie: Jason Glaser, Diego Lopez. Animation produced by Sherbet. Main movie produced by La Isla Foundation. Year of production 2014. Country of production USA.
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Electronic and Digital Arts cluster
Item ID: 20696
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Depositing User: Jonathan Hodgson
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 17:07
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:41

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