Posted: Thursday April 30, 2020
In search of something great to quaranscreen? David Fennario’s Banana Boots documentary is available on the National Film Board of Canada website.
Banana Boots is a one-man-show / memoir in which Fennario recounts, with astonishing insight and wit, the phenomenon of taking his famous bilingual play Balconville to Belfast on a British / Canadian cultural mission. Given the subject of Balconville, that the real problem in Quebec is not one of language or culture, but one of British imperialism and the class structure it imposes on its “colonials,” the ironies of such an event are, of course, both delicious and irresistible.
Pick up your copy of Banana Boots here, and screen the documentary here.