Banana Land: Blood, Bullets, and Poison

The Third Man

By David Johanssen

Bananas are by far the most popular fruit in the United States, but consumers would be shocked if they knew how they have been produced since the industry began in 1899 with the formation of the United Fruit Company. As a monolithic corporation and monopoly, the UFC has enjoyed the protection and support of lawmakers in many countries, also partnering with repressive Central American regimes that have caused significant bloodshed.

Documentary and Discussion
Banana Land: Blood, Bullets, and Poison
Sat, Oct 24, 4 pm
50 pesos

Tango Therapy Workshop
Sat, Oct 24, 11am
400 single or 600 per couple

Documentary and Discussion
Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks
Tue, Oct 27, 5pm
50 pesos
Live Music
Open Mic
Tue, Oct 27, 7:30pm
40 pesos (includes drink)
The Third Man
Wed, Oct 28, 5pm
50 pesos

Live Concert
Nathan Rivera Band
Fri, Oct 30, and Sat, Oct 31, 7:30pm
150 pesos

Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Join us for a documentary and discussion as we present Banana Land: Blood, Bullets, and Poison, the truth about the nefarious banana industry. Banana Land provides a fascinating and startling peek into a billion-dollar business marked by scheming and sacrifice. 50 pesos.

On Saturday, October 24, at 11am, Tango Therapy Workshop. In addition to its beautiful flow around the dance floor, tango employs listening skills, stretching the brain to coordinate rhythm while bringing music to the heart to release endorphins and soothe the body. Even the most dance-challenged among us can enjoy the therapeutic value of these unique classes! Come and let tango touch you as you never imagined it could. 400 pesos per person or 600 pesos per couple.

On Wednesday, October 28, local theater maven BC May continues our “Film Noir” series with a presentation and discussion of The Third Man. About the film, The Seattle Times notes, “The director’s camera reveals a dank, matte, defeated Vienna—so dully vivid as to be a character unto itself.” See these classics as they were intended—on the biggest screen in Centro! 50 pesos.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10 minute walk from the Jardín down Insurgentes. Telephone 154 7524 or visit to see upcoming events. Taxi service available. Shelter VG4’s theater and class/performance space are available for rent. We welcome proposals for activities and events!


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