Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

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Video Project, 2011.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Fredrik Gertten., Fredrik Gertten|ACTOR., Alfonso Allende|ACTOR., Alex Rivera|ACTOR., & Fredrik Gertten|DIRECTOR. (2011). Big Boys Gone Bananas!* . Video Project.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fredrik Gertten et al.. 2011. Big Boys Gone Bananas!*. Video Project.

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Fredrik Gertten et al.. Big Boys Gone Bananas!* Video Project, 2011.

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Fredrik Gertten, et al. Big Boys Gone Bananas!* Video Project, 2011.

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Full titlebig boys gone bananas
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