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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)

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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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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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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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One of Raul Julia's final performances. For his role as Chico Mendes, he earned several posthumous awards (including Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG). See more »

Goofs

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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Gunman: Nilu Sergio is dead. Long live the Union!
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Features Vale Tudo (1988) See more »

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A solid film
31 March 1999 | by 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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