Fredrik Gertten

Fredrik Gertten

Director, Writer, Producer

BIO

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Fredrik (von) Gertten is a Swedish filmmaker and journalist. Gertten worked as
a journalist for newspapers, radio and television in Africa, Latin America,
Asia and Europe during the 1980s and 1990s. In 1995 he published the travel
book Ung man söker världen (Young man looking for the World) through the
publisher Gong Gong förlag. He wrote for the newspaper Arbetet from 1990 until
it ceased publication in 2000 and for Kvällsposten in 2001-2003. He has also
been the producer of documentaries and entertainment shows for the Swedish
television channels SVT, TV 4 and TV 3. In 2009, Gertten's production company was
sued for defamation by Dole Food Company after the US screening of Bananas!, a
documentary film about a conflict between Dole and banana plantation workers in
Nicaragua over alleged cases of sterility caused by the pesticide DBCP. The
court ruled in favor of the production company, and the lawsuit became the
subject of Gertten's 2011 documentary Big Boys Gone Bananas!.

Birthday

April 3, 1956

Known for

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Vägen tillbaka - Blådårar 2

Malmö FF:s gulddrömmar från mitten av 1990-talet har övergått i misströstan och förstämning. År 1... Read more

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An Ordinary Family

Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten followed a nice middle class family during three years, 2000-20... Read more

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The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower

A dramatic, behind-the-scene-story about the building of Santiago Calatravas Turning Torso in Mal... Read more

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Bikes vs Cars

Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: Climate, ... Read more

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Becoming Zlatan

The decisive years of Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimović, told through rare archive footage... Read more

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Bananas!*

Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana wo... Read more

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Bye Bye Malmö

George Wilson came to Malmö to dismantle the worlds largest crane. No big deal: "just a piece of ... Read more

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The death of a working man's newspaper

Fredrik Gertten's documentary follows the editoral on the newspaper "Arbetet" during the weeks be... Read more

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Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

In order to release a documentary that unveils the implementation of banned pesticides in banana ... Read more