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The Burning Season (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  17 September 1994 (USA)
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Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ... See full summary »

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Alfredo Sezero
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Regina de Carvalho
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Ilzamar (as Kamela Dawson)
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Wilson Pinheiro
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Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, and frequently resort to murder. Written by Rob Hartill

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Amazónia a Ferro e Fogo  »

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During the scene of Wilson Pinheiro's execution, the characters are watching a well-known moment from the TV series Vale Tudo. This wouldn't be possible since this series would only be released in 1988 while Pinheiro was killed in 1980. See more »

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Galvao: [on the news stories about Mendes campaigns around the world to save the forests] Chico, please. Do you really think this is in good taste? To embarrass your countrymen and your government in the eyes of the world?
Chico Mendes: [opening an envelope and putting on a table the bullets that killed Jair] Is it in good taste to put nine bullets in a man's body?
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Referenced in Rubber Jungle (1994) See more »

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A solid film
31 March 1999 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This movie is about more than the destruction of the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil. It's also about the truimph of people who come together for a worthy cause. The Burning Season does a great job of communicating the passions of all involved. The corporate interests are a little stereotyped. But the movie's focus is on Chico and the lives of the rubber tappers. Their struggle is presented in a believable fashion.


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