Past: Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 2 PM
Directed by Amos Gitaï, Ananas (1984, 76 min) starts with the label of a preserved pineapple tin on which one can read: “produced in the Philippines, canned in Honolulu, distributed in San Francisco”, and in the corner, “printed in Japan”.
A combination of historical discourse, testimonies and revealing images, Ananas addresses and untangles the various strands of the global spider web that makes up a multinational fruit company. Taking Ananas as a starting point, a number of specialists whose fields of study include rubber plants, bananas or wood have been invited to give a history of these well-travelled plants and to comment on the various issues of their industrial production.
Dominique Juhé-Beaulaton (historian, Research Fellow at CNRS, CEMAf, Centre d’études des mondes africains), Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch (historian), Gabriela Lamy (Head Gardener at the gardens of the Domaine de Marie-Antoinette), Françoise Vergès (political scientist) and Serge Volper (agronomist and archivist at the Cirad historical library).
At 2 pm
36, rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire
T. 01 40 79 54 79 — F. 01 40 79 54 48
Every day except Tuesday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Free entrance, but limited capacity — 120 seats. Tickets can be collected at reception from 1.30pm
Dominique Juhé Beaulaton
Catherine Coquery Vidrovitch