The Charcoal People

Inspired by Brazilian photographer Marcos Prado's 1992 photo essay, this beautifully shot documentary exposes an ugly reality: The lives of the so-called "charcoal people" (carvoeiros), impoverished migrant workers who travel from one decimated Brazilian forest to another, cutting and burning trees to supply the steel industry with charcoal. The brief but...read more

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Inspired by Brazilian photographer Marcos Prado's 1992 photo essay, this beautifully shot documentary exposes an ugly reality: The lives of the so-called "charcoal people" (carvoeiros), impoverished migrant workers who travel from one decimated Brazilian f… (more)

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