BirdWatchers - La terra degli uomini rossi (2008)

BirdWatchers - La terra degli uomini rossi

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A group of indigenous people face off against the modern day owners of their ancestral homeland in this drama from Italian filmmaker Marco Bechis. The Guarani Indians are the native peoples of central Brazil, and though a handful of them still cling to the ways passed down by their ancestors, most have been forced to live on a reservation far from their native habitat and wear traditional face paint and loincloths for the sake of tourists and bird watchers in order to earn a living. Depression … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Marco Bechis, Luiz Bolognesi, Lara Fremder
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Bechis, a former political exile from Argentina with a clear anti-colonialist bent, may be angered by the Guarani's plight, but his movie - like these people - is contemplative, patient and forcefully determined.

Full Review… | February 3, 2011
Toronto Star
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Birdwatchers is impressively filmed and never less than interesting. If it has a weakness, it's that this is a familiar sermon: Save the rain forest. Respect its inhabitants.

Full Review… | January 7, 2010
Chicago Sun-Times
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Momentarily, it feels as if the Guarani could win this fight and maybe give it to globalization on the shins.

Full Review… | October 16, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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Writer-director-producer Marco Bechis's absorbing story of struggle and survival carries its committed ethnographic and political passions lightly.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 28, 2011
Globe and Mail
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