A Cultural History Of The Banana

In Eastern Europe, it is a symbol of freedom.

In Latin America, it means hard work and oppression for those who grow it.

It is celebrated in song, art and verse.

It is a surrealist icon and a racist symbol.

Fintan O'Toole peels this extraordinary fruit to reveal the comedies and tragedies trapped inside its yellow skin.

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In Eastern Europe, it is a symbol of freedom.

In Latin America, it means hard work and oppression for those who grow it.

It is celebrated in song, art and verse.

It is a surrealist icon and a racist symbol.

Fintan O'Toole peels this extraordinary fruit to reveal the comedies and tragedies trapped inside its yellow skin.

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In Eastern Europe it is a symbol of freedom. In Latin America it means hard work and oppression for those who grow it. It is celebrated in song, art and verse. It is used as a surrealist icon and a racist symbol. Fintan O'Toole peels this extraordinary fruit to reveal the comedies and tragedies trapped inside its yellow skin.

Producer Mary Price Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970804]

Unknown: Fintan O'Toole