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  • Summary: During their exploration of central Brazil in 1943, Orlando, Claudio and Leonardo Villas-Bôas encounter the Xingu Indians. Passionately interested by what they discover about the customs and social systems of the cultures they discover, the brothers make a home among them. When half of aDuring their exploration of central Brazil in 1943, Orlando, Claudio and Leonardo Villas-Bôas encounter the Xingu Indians. Passionately interested by what they discover about the customs and social systems of the cultures they discover, the brothers make a home among them. When half of a village dies of an influenza epidemic, the brothers devote their lives to protecting the Xingu peoples, preserving Xingu culture and to the creation of a Xingu National Park. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    Mar 13, 2014
    70
    A stirring, broad-strokes account of the founding of Brazil’s Xingu National Park... Boasting breathtaking cinematography, remote, rarely seen locations and charismatic thesping.
  2. Reviewed by: Daniel M. Gold
    Mar 13, 2014
    60
    The movie covers almost three decades choppily. But Mr. Camarago and Mr. Miguel convey the stubborn commitment that made the brothers so revered by the tribes.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Young
    Mar 13, 2014
    40
    Awkwardly condensing more than 20 years into a running-time well under two hours, director/co-writer Cao Hamburger needs a bigger canvas for his well-intentioned but underpowered saga.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Mar 11, 2014
    30
    The white saviors are flat, 2D manifestations of virtue... And the film's Indians? They aren't characters at all.