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The Charcoal People (2000)

Os Carvoeiros (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 January 2000 (USA)
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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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Nigel Noble

Writer:

José Padilha
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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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Official Sites:

Official site (English)

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

26 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Charcoal People See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahia, Brazil See more »

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Production Co:

Les Zazen Producoes See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color
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A poignant, deeply human documentary
28 January 2001 | by Script2ScreenSee 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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