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The Charcoal People (1999)

Director: Nigel Noble
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Genre: Documentary, Foreign, Biographies, Political & Social Issues, Latin America, Brazil
Running Time: 65 min.
Languages: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
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Noted British documentary filmmaker Nigel Noble directs this beautifully-photographed look at itinerant unskilled workers who raze the Brazilian rainforest bit by bit in order to make charcoal. This film was screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Simple interesting documentary by theRODabides February 17, 2006 - 5:50 AM PST
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
This is an interesting documentary about charcoal workers in Brazil. It isn't super polished and its not really super captivating. But it is wonderfully filmed and does have some interesting stories within it. If you are looking for a really simple not too long documentary, this is a pretty decent nugget. The way it was filmed reminds me of old educational films I saw in grade school. Its not one of those gather all your friends to watch documentarys, but it hits the spot on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

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(Average 6.00)
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