October 19th in Montpellier, screening-debate : "Hold-up on banana"

Behind the most consumed fruit in the world : the banana's hidden side.

As part of the Festival Alimenterre, come and discover "Hold-up on banana", a striking documentary behind the scenes of banana production and regarding the reality of the working conditions, near slavery, in banana plantations.
The film "Amazónicas : Guardians of life", projected as well, is about indigeneous women's fight in Ecuadorian Amazonia to safeguard their lands.

Synopsis :"Hold-up on banana", François Cardona (52 min) :"The cultivation of the most consumed tropical fruit provides a thousands of people's lives. Around 900 billion bananas are consumed each year all around the world and each french eats more the 7kg per year. Known to be a sound fruit recomanded by all dietetitians, it is in the midst of a global marketwhich aroused lusts. 
The trade is so lucrative that it has turned into high yield financial investment, completely disconnected from plantations' reality.
Working conditions close to slavery, toxic pesticides used in an intensive way, investigation behind a merciless business war between multinationals"

"Amazónicas : Guardians of life", Charles Gay (5 min) :"On October 11th of 2013, 70 women coming from 7 different Ecuadorian Amzonia tribes, began a 250 miles march to Quito, the country's capital, to ask the main government to spare their lands from an auction process that would lead the exploitation of their ancestral lands by oil companies."

Practical informations:

Free admission subject to availability

Gazette Café – 6 rue Levat 34000 Montpellier



Aziz Ahammout – Responsable de Projets

05 31 98 19 54 – a.ahammout@rhsansfrontieres.fr