Xingu
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
During their exploration of central Brazil in 1943, Orlando, Claudio and Leonardo Villas-Bas 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. By retelling the brothers' saga, Xingu reveals the struggle to create the Indian park and consequent preservation of an array of… More

Available Online

Buy & Rent
Subscription
Stream Now

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In all, "Xingu" is a fitting tribute to the Villas Bas vision."
‑ Daniel M. Gold, New York Times
"We know how this story plays out wherever it happens, and halfway through, the film switches from Dances With Capybaras to an Exodus tale ..."
‑ Chris Packham, Village Voice
"Ignore the jaded Village Voice critic. This is a compelling story about the key question of our age: the right of indigenous peoples to live in peace and freedom."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
More reviews for Xingu on Rotten Tomatoes