Join us for a FREE screening of MONDO BANANA, an audience favorite from this year’s festival, and journey to the world of bananas!
Deep in the forests of Sumatra, a Finnish sea captain seeks an elusive banana. In a Kolkata kitchen, Bengali chefs prepare scrumptious banana stalk curries. As the sun blazes in Kuala Lumpur, a Chinese exorcist calls forth an evil banana spirit… Embarking on an international journey through the vibrant world of human-banana relationships,Bay Area filmmaker Ryan White explores the personal, cultural, and environmental importance of one of the world’s favorite fruits. A delicious blend of video art and ethnographic film, MONDO BANANA is a wild medley of shadow puppetry, culinary demonstrations, exorcisms, scientific research, performance art, anthropology, underground film, and dragon-dancing that peels away the secrets of human-banana relations and celebrates the age-old connection between people and plants.
Ryan White, USA/Canada/Finland/Thailand, 2013, 60 mins
Screening followed by discussion with Ryan White, director of MONDO BANANA
This event is co-presented by the San Francisco Green Film Festival, the Wallace Stegner Environmental Center, and the Green Stacks Program of the San Francisco Public Library.
To get behind the scenes with Ryan White and find out more about his passion for vintage cameras, jump over to our blog.