Media Impact

Press reports to our documentary »Being Bruno Banani«:

Neveitalia, 16 September 2015
http://www.neveitalia.it/sport/slittino/news/being-bruno-banani-il-film-sulla-vita-del-primo-slittinista-di-tonga-ad-aver-partecipato-alle-olimpiadi

BILD Chemnitz, 8 September 2015
http://www.bild.de/regional/chemnitz/film/rodel-held-zu-kino-star-42499604.bild.html

NBC News, 9 September 2015
http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2015/09/09/bruno-banani-film-trailer-luge-olympics-tonga/

Film&TV Kameramann, 29 April 2015
http://www.kameramann.de/allgemein/45-von-140-kurzkritiken-und-filmtipps-zu-filmen-auf-dem-dok-fest-2015-144730

Kino Royal, 16 May 2015
http://www.mdr.de/mediathek/themen/magazine/video271420_zc-2e51cafa_zs-0f0565e2.htm

CBC, 8 June 2015
CSFF 2015 featured on CBC News Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-aufVLtE9Y&feature=youtu.be

 


 

Press reports from around the world to Tongas first Olympic athlete Bruno Banani:
Simply the aspect that the small Pacific Kingdom of Tonga harbored the intention to send an athlete to the Winter Olympics, has mobilized the press around the world. When in 2012 came about that the name similarity between the luger and sponsor was based on a marketing strategy of the Leipzig event agency Makai, it triggered a giant storm from the media again and was and is still hotly debated everywhere:

Matangi Tonga
http://matangitonga.to/tag/bruno-banani

Official Website of the Chinese Olympic Committee, 27th November 2009
http://en.olympic.cn/news/sports_news/2009-11-27/1929235.html

taz.die tageszeitung, 19th December 2011
http://www.taz.de/1/archiv/digitaz/artikel/?ressort=wa&dig=2011%2F12%2F19%2Fa0115&cHash=a1e676c5b9a98278e4147fbc9e207e0e

Die Welt, 10th January 2012
http://www.welt.de/sport/wintersport/article13803145/Bruno-Banani-rodelt-fuer-Tongas-Prinzessin.html

Huffington Post, 1st February 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/01/bruno-banani-hoax-olympics-luge-fuahea-semi_n_1247798.html

The Guardian, 31 January 2012
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/jan/31/tongan-luger-banani-marketing-hoax

The New York Times, 6 February 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/sports/olympics/lugers-name-matches-the-one-on-his-waistband.html?_r=0

Washington Post, 6 February 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/sports/olympic-athlete-gets-an-assist-from-underwear-company/2014/02/06/e95da252-8f45-11e3-b46a-5a3d0d2130da_video.html

 

 

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