The Burning Season

  • 1994
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Drama, Political

A biopic of Brazilian labor/environmental activist Chico Mendes, this was produced for HBO cable television, with all the attendant flaws and virtues of a nobility-juiced feature. As a child Mendes witnessed his father and fellow rubber-tappers stand by as a union organizer burned to death at the hands of federal soldiers. Determined to make a better future...read more

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02:23 — The trailer for The Burning Season which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Every year, there is a burning season in Indonesia. Areas of rainforest (more…)
The Burning Season Trailer
TFF award winner Henkel returns with this powerful portrait of three lives affected by deliberately lit fires raging across Indonesia. Destroying pris (more…)

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  • Released: 1994
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A biopic of Brazilian labor/environmental activist Chico Mendes, this was produced for HBO cable television, with all the attendant flaws and virtues of a nobility-juiced feature. As a child Mendes witnessed his father and fellow rubber-tappers stand by a… (more)

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