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
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Jesus was a simple man. He came from simple people. He was like you, like us. He said very simple in a parabole. You take an ordinary stick and see what happens. Simply. Very easy to break it. But... you get the same kind of sticks and you put them all together. And what happens? Stand up.
[invites a man on the audience and gives him a bunch of sticks]
Break it. Break'em! C'mon. Try it.
[invites another man to do the same thing]
Break it! No, can't do it. Not the strongest man in the world can ...
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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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