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Banana Split (2002)

The banana is the cheapest fruit you can buy at any time of the year and Canadians eat approximately 3 billion bananas per year. In a modern supermarket bananas account for over 12% of sales in the produce section and 1% of total sales. All this despite the fact that the nearest plantation is 5000 kilometres away and the banana is the most perishable fruit on store shelves. Filmed in Canada, the United States, Honduras, and France, Banana Split explores the North/South split between consumers and the people whose lives revolve around the harvesting of bananas for sale.


Ron Harpelle and Kelly Saxberg


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Grade Levels

9–12, College


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