The Coca-Cola Case

(L'affaire Coca-Cola)
Germán Gutiérrez, Carmen García | Documentary

2010 | 90 minutes | Canada

This fascinating road-movie follows U.S. activists as they embark on a crusade against The Coca-Cola Company, accusing them of turning a blind eye to assault of union workers.


For decades, Colombia has ranked first among countries in the number of social leaders assassinated. From 2002 to 2009, more than 470 leaders were killed by paramilitary militias paid by companies ready to do anything to crush the unions. Among these unscrupulous corporate brands were bottling plants of products from The Coca-Cola Company.

These unpunished crimes spur U.S. activists Dan Kovalik, Terry Collingsworth and Ray Rogers into an ambitious crusade against the soft drink giant, accusing them of turning a blind eye to the misdeeds brought to their attention. By following the relentless efforts of this unshakeable trio, The Coca-Cola Case takes us on a fascinating legal road-movie, against a backdrop of denunciation campaigns claiming: Stop Killer Coke!

After five years of struggle, will Coca-Cola yield in the end? And on the verge of a settlement, what will the victims choose—cash, or power and integrity?

Main credits

Gutierrez, German (film director)
García, Carmen (film director)
García, Carmen (film producer)
García, Carmen (screenwriter)
Bisaillon, Yves (film director)
Bergeron, Johanne (film director)

Other credits

Original idea and research, German Gutierrez; director of photography, German Gutierrez; editing, Elric Robichon, Carmen Garcia; music, Olivier Alary.

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DIRECTOR: Germán Gutiérrez, Carmen García


YEAR: 2010

GENRE: Documentary

LANGUAGE: Spanish; English

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult



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