1. Free Speech

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    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Friday, April 13, 2012 Films can help support the free speech of individuals, by supplying an additional voice and outreach of facts. If someone is brave enough to rise against Goliath to tell the truth, how do you convince them to go one step further and memorialize their efforts on film? How do these types of films end up propelling, or perhaps complicating, the efforts of the subjects in question? In a world where the mere threat of a law suit can wipe out personal and professional finances, how can documentary filmmakers be protected? Panelists include filmmakers: Judith Ehrlich, THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS; Fredrik Gertten, BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*; Bernardo Ruiz, REPORTERO Moderator: Angelica Das, Center for Social Media About: Full Frame is proud to present the A&E IndieFilms Speakeasy for the second year in 2012. The venue hosts a number of panel conversations over the course of the annual festival that are free and open to the public. The Speakeasy offers a casual, intimate setting where a small audience can listen to industry leaders take on topics that are at the heart of the documentary community today.

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    • Big Boys Gone Bananas! Q&A

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      Q&A after the premier screening of Fredrik Gerttens new movie Big Boys Gone Bananas!. How far big corporations are willing to go in order to protect their brand?

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      • BANANAS!* panel discussion at LAFF

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        A little totally BANANAS!* film from the panel after the second screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Look out, in the end Juan Dominguez's brother surprises us all with a little speech. In the film you see: - Michael Donaldson, legal advicer to the festival and panel moderator. Also the writer of the disclaimer. - Fredrik Gertten, filmmaker. - Eddie Schmidt, Board President of the International Documentary Association (IDA) - Audience, no name - Audience: Carlos M. Dominguez, the brother of Juan Dominguez. Carlos is also a lawyer.

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        • BANANAS!* Premiere in Los Angeles June 20 2009

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          Before the screening of BANANAS!* on June 20, the executive director of Film Independent, Dawn Hudson, read a statement why the film was removed from competition. BANANAS!* director Fredrik Gertten then held a speech about the importance of free speech and the balance between different voices. This video shows the tense last minutes just before the screening. www.bananasthemovie.com

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          • BIKES vs CARS Kickstarter video - Español

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            Apoye la campaña en Kickstarter. kickstarter.com/projects/fredrik-gertten/bikes-vs-cars-we-are-many Somos Muchos! Bikes vs Cars, el nuevo proyecto del director de BANANAS! * Y Big Boys Gone Bananas! * Fredrik Gertten. El cambio climático y el encierro diario de la gente en sus coches provoca más frustración que nunca. En las ciudades, la gente de todo el mundo toma la bicicleta como herramienta para el cambio. Pero aún así: Las ventas de automóviles están en auge. 1 billón de coches hoy. 2 billones en 2020. Una película de Fredrik Gertten Estreno 2014 Últimas noticias sobre el documental en facebook: facebook.com/pages/BIKES-vs-CARS/471560182885475 Echa un vistazo al sitio web: bikes-vs-cars.com/thefilm

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            • Fredrik interviews Steve Condie

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              Steve Condie is the lawyer representing the banana workers in the ongoing Tellez vs. Dole case. Fredrik Gertten met him this summer in Los Angeles inside LA Superiour Court and discussed what's happening next in the case.

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              • The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower.

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                El Socialista, l'Arquitecte i la Torre Girada. El 1999, el socialdemòcrata Johnny Örbäck, director general de la cooperativa d’habitatges HSB a Malmö, decideix encarregar a Santiago Calatrava la construcció d’un edifici únic a les velles drassanes de la ciutat: la Turning Torso, una torre de 190 metres d’alçada que es retorça sobre si mateixa i que va ser reconeguda com «el millor projecte d’edifici residencial del món» a Cannes. Els anys passen i el projecte es retarda. Se sobrepassa el pressupost en gairebé 85 milions d’euros i Johnny Örbäck ha de suportar la pressió dels empresaris i dels ciutadans de Malmö, que no entenen per què una cooperativa com l’HSB finança un edifici «fet per a què es llueixin els rics» i no construeix pisos assequibles per a la població. El director entra a les vides dels protagonistes i viu en primera línia els seus somnis i frustracions. Una mirada única al món de l’arquitectura i sobre què passa quan la visió artística topa amb la dura realitat. El Socialista, el Arquitecto y la Torre girada. En 1999 el socialdemócrata Johnny Örbäck, director general de una cooperativa de viviendas en Malmö decide encargar a Santiago Calatrava la construcción de un edificio único en los viejos astilleros de la ciudad, la Turning Torso, una torre de 190 metros de altura que se retuerce sobre sí misma y que fue nombrada como el "mejor proyecto de edificio residencial del mundo" en Cannes. Los años pasan y el proyecto se retrasa. El presupuesto excede en casi 85 millones de euros y Johnny Örbäck tiene que soportar la presión de los empresarios y de los ciudadanos de Malmö, que no entienden por qué una cooperativa como la HSB finanza un edificio "hecho para que se luzcan los ricos” y no construye pisos asequibles para la población. El director entra en las vidas de los protagonistas y vive en primera línea sus sueños y frustraciones. Una mirada única al mundo de la arquitectura y sobre qué pasa cuando la visión artística choca con la dura realidad. The Socialist, The Architect and The Twisted Tower The intriguing inside story on building Turning Torso, Europe’s highest residential building. Two men with a lot at stake: World famous architect Santiago Calatrava designing his first sky scraper and the managing director of a small-town cooperative housing company, a former politician, who used all his influence to make it happen. And now costs are running wild…

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                • The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten

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                  “If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.” Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all. Join the conversation and tweet #InvsHelmet to have your tweet featured on the GE FOCUS FORWARD website. Go to http://focusforwardfilms.com/films/49/ to see the discussion. Check out more films in the GE FOCUS FORWARD series at vimeo.com/focusforwardfilms. Produced by WG Film with the support of The Swedish Film Institute - Film commissioner Andra Lasmanis. DIRECTOR: Fredrik Gertten PRODUCER: Margarete Jangård and Elin Kamlert ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Lina Bertilsson CAST: Anna Haupt, Terese Alstin CAMERA: Marek Wieser SOUND RECORDIST:Emma Svensson BOOM OPERATOR: Emma Thorsander EDITOR: Klaus De León Heinecke COMPOSER: Chris Maxwell & Philip Hernandez a.k.a Elegant Too COLORIST: Jörgen Persson SOUND DESIGN: Tobias Lilja SUBTITLES: Ingrid Eng POST PRODUCTION:Emma Svensson THANKS TO Hövding Rasmus Thaarup CMP – Copenhagen Malmö Port cinelan presents THE INVISIBLE BICYCLE HELMET.

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                  • The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten German Subtitles

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                    “If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.” Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all. Join the conversation and tweet #InvsHelmet to have your tweet featured on the GE FOCUS FORWARD website. Go to http://focusforwardfilms.com/films/49/ to see the discussion. Check out more films in the GE FOCUS FORWARD series at vimeo.com/focusforwardfilms. Produced by WG Film with the support of The Swedish Film Institute - Film commissioner Andra Lasmanis. DIRECTOR: Fredrik Gertten PRODUCER: Margarete Jangård and Elin Kamlert ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Lina Bertilsson CAST: Anna Haupt, Terese Alstin CAMERA: Marek Wieser SOUND RECORDIST:Emma Svensson BOOM OPERATOR: Emma Thorsander EDITOR: Klaus De León Heinecke COMPOSER: Chris Maxwell & Philip Hernandez a.k.a Elegant Too COLORIST: Jörgen Persson SOUND DESIGN: Tobias Lilja SUBTITLES: Ingrid Eng POST PRODUCTION:Emma Svensson THANKS TO Hövding Rasmus Thaarup CMP – Copenhagen Malmö Port cinelan presents THE INVISIBLE BICYCLE HELMET.

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                    • BIKES vs CARS TRAILER

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                      Bikes vs. Cars, a new film project from BANANAS! * and Big Boys Gone Bananas! * director Fredrik Gertten. Climate change and the daily stress of being locked up in a car frustrate people more than ever. People in cities around the world take on the bicycle as a Do It Yourself tool for change. But still: Car sales are booming. 1 billion cars today. 2 billion in 2020. A film by Fredrik Gertten Release 2015 Latest news about the documentary on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BIKES-vs-CARS/471560182885475 Twitter: https://twitter.com/bikes_vs_cars Instagram: @bikesvscars Check out the Bikes vs Cars website: http://www.bikes-vs-cars.com/thefilm

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