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The Charcoal People (2000)
"Os Carvoeiros" (original title)

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Documentary about the rural population who earn their living as coal miners, thus helping to keep metallurgic activity going and contributing to the forest devastation in South America.

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Documentary about the rural population who earn their living as coal miners, thus helping to keep metallurgic activity going and contributing to the forest devastation in South America.

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A poignant, deeply human documentary
28 January 2001 | by (Van Nuys, CA) – See all my reviews

A beautiful film which examines the subject matter from two distinct angles. Basically, it's about the production of charcoal in Brazil. On title cards interspersed throughout the film it delineates the economic and political pressures affecting charcoal production in Brazil, as well as the effects of the industry on the environment - particularly the Amazon forest. The main body of the film focuses on the people who live as migrant workers producing charcoal. The film spends time with them at work and at home. We are able to gain glimpses of their lives and the struggles they face. OS CARVOEIROS (aka THE CHARCOAL PEOPLE) is a poignant and simple film which works effectively on both the socio-political and personal levels.


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