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Birdwatchers (2008)
"BirdWatchers - La terra degli uomini rossi" (original title)

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When a tribe of indigenous Guarani Indians attempts to re-inhabit their ancestral land, which lies on the border of a wealthy landowner's fields, tensions escalate.

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A boat with tourists is sailing up the river through the jungle. Suddenly they come face-to-face with Indians, naked apart from their paint, with self-made weapons at the ready. The tourists sail on excitedly. The Indians put on their jeans and collect their daily wages. The Guarani, one of Brazil's oldest Indian communities, are forced to live in a reservation. A small group of Guarani decide to leave the reservation and settle in a traditional territory that has belonged to white men for several generations. The clash between two conflicting cultures is conceived as a suspense story with mystical elements. The actors are real Indians with no actor training. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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O gloriosa virginum
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Argentinian master director Marco Bechis has made a brilliant film about people who have been deprived of their own rights.
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The opening aerial shot of virgin Amazon forest with white people going for a boat ride to enjoy their bird watching trip would either jolt viewers to take notice of things to come or would make sensible people believe that what they are watching is not cinema but harsh reality which they cannot hardly choose to ignore.A modern day visual masterpiece about the daily struggle to survive by Guaraní-Kaiowá people,"Birdwatchers" can rightly be summarized as a white man's assault against Indian people.Due to Marco Bechis' controlled direction one can feel tremendous energy in the never ending game of life and death which takes place at a time when native Indian people are staking politically correct claims on their ancient lands.It is precisely this aspect of Marco Bechis' film which brings it closer to "Wo Die Gruenen Ameisen Trauemen" directed by legendary German director Werner Herzog.As Marco Bechis has set his film in Amazon rain forest zone,it is quite inevitable that comparisons will surely be made with films like Aguirre,Der Zorn Gottes directed by legendary genius Werner Herzog and "The Emerald Forest" directed by veteran John Boorman. However,Marco Bechis' film is quite different from these films as he has given human face to all tricky questions related to the existence and day to day survival of Indian people.This is the reason why issues of modernity, urbanism and consumerism have all been nicely tackled in this film.


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