October 16, 2012 7:00 – 9:00PM
BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
Join TransAfrica and BloomBars with the screening The Big Banana (2011, 85 min), by Franck Bieleu. The Big Bananaexposes multinational corporations culpability in the land grab of Africa, which makes us reconsider where we get our fruit from.
Banned in Cameroon, The Big Banana illustrates the poor working conditions in banana plantations of Plantation du Haut Penja (PHP), and exposes the adverse impact of corrupt corporatocracy government on the people while reaping super profits for corporations.
The side effects of plantation corporations on the people of Africa - and everywhere else in the world - are abject poverty and environmental degradation from chemical fumigation.
Our discussion will be facilitated by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.
See trailer at: http://tinyurl.com/bigbanana-trailer
Suggested Donation: $10
Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help amplify the voice of millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Gifts to BloomBars helps support its programs and work in the community.