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 ...
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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
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 »
Wilson Pinheiro is dead! I said Wilson Pinheiro is dead! They shot him in the union office. The bastards shot him in his chair. This is Chico Mendes, calling all the people from Cachoeira. They said they were going to kill him and they did it. Don't fight back! That's what they want.
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It's a "true story" but I was left wondering: "Is it "Hollywood true" or "true-true"?" The bad guys are really bad and the good guys are really good.
Although the environmental issues are addressed and resolved were the economic issues ever resolved? I was left hanging. The issue is: it it possible to have environmental friendliness while being able to build a middle class?
There's a nude scene that is nice to look at but left me wondering how it was necessary to further the story.
The film did raise issues to discuss: the company store, liberation theology, the rain forest, non-violent protest and development versus saving the environment.
It is a good Earth Day film to view and then have a discussion. This is especially true for Americans who are the worst polluters in the world and tend to look to the rain forest instead of in their own backyards.
The performances are very good. Be prepared to cry.
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