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  • Summary: An unusual band of the most famous guitar-makers in the world (Bob Taylor of Taylor guitars, Chris Martin of Martin Guitars and Dave Berryman of Gibson Guitars) travel together into the heart of one of the most primeval rainforests on the planet. Their mission: to negotiate with Native American loggers and change the way this forest is logged before it’s too late for acoustic guitars. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 31, 2013
    90
    Merging the sustainability worries of guitar enthusiasts and environmentalists with the hard-cash concerns of logging corporations and Native American land developers, Maxine Trump’s thoughtful documentary wrests clarity from complexity.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 1, 2013
    70
    The film delivers a compelling portrait of the complicated issues involved.
  3. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Nov 11, 2013
    70
    As the rare overlap between music doc and advocacy piece, Musicwood is hopeful about a relatively unsung issue without necessarily being naïve.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Nov 6, 2013
    60
    Maxine Trump’s feature loses focus as it progresses, though its insights into guitar making, forestry harvesting and environmental shortages resonate strongly.

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