Wo die Grünen Ameisen Träumen (Where the Green Ants Dream)
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Wo die Grünen Ameisen Träumen (Where the Green Ants Dream)
In a slightly padded but well-acted and relevant drama, an Australian mining company and a group of aboriginals go to court to settle a dispute over sacred land that the company wants to mine. When the Ayers Mining Company sets out to begin construction of its mine with bulldozers and earth-movers, the Aboriginals physically block the work because the site is exactly where the green ants will gather to dream (a 40,000-year-old legend) and it cannot be disturbed. The company tries the usual means of getting their way -- through bribes and arguments -- but nothing budges the men who came to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As a conventional narrative, it's extremely simple and fairly slapdash, but it's never simple-minded, being too full of moments of inspired craziness and wisdom."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Made in Australia, this effort is a slight, by-the-numbers rehash of Herzog's increasingly offensive noble savage theme."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The director's eye shifts from the indigenous totem poles being celebrated to the less waxen eccentrics swarming in the sidelines"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion