audience Reviews, 82% Audience Score
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsWhat a well made and nuanced perspective of an incredibly important micro-case of the largest issue facing humanity and life on earth. Must see.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsI am not an Eco-warrior and I don't read The Guardian, but I found the film really interesting and thought-provoking: the effects on the families of activists; the perspective of the poor white settlers. The 18-year-old indigenous leader is fascinating - amazing maturity and so inspirational.
- Rating: 0.5 out of 5 starsReally, just not that good. Incomplete story, overly bleak, with annoying audio gimmicks. Was hoping for more but would not recommend to anyone I know.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsI find myself in the world of many - mock-umentaries - some are based on fact - but obviously - staged. This was a true version of a documentary! The involvement with National Geographic and their support in making this important film was very evident. How many times have we been 'told' that the climate change is due to fossil fuel - when indeed, we are using our planet's natural inner resources!! I would not buy an electric car - too expensive - and the need to charge a battery for 7-8 hours and use the expensive - highly expensive - cost of energu that is electric adds further to this cost! Then tehre is the inevitable - the higher price of repairs, maintenance, et cetera - and - the need to buy a new battery of this nature, when it is going - all batteries go! I live in the Mojave Desert - a new battery is needed every two years - do ther math. Why am I saying this? Simple, the real cause of the higher climatic temperatures is the Amazonian Rainforest being cut down for new homes and further exhausting our planet's need for fresh air - which is the basis of these incredible trees and jungle growth - they keep us alive! So - when the Indigenous peoples - whose population is down to 180 people!!!! - from thousands because of the diseases brought in and their villages taken away by 'prospectors" who have taken their land and lives. This was something that I knew about but had never seen up close in a cinema! Reality bites - stop the electric vehicles and start protecting the Amazon - there will be less drastic change in our atmosphere. The Earth knows how to protect itself - but it is being slaughtered by greedy people who want more land in the middle of nowhere - we need sanctuaries of forest and jungle to permit the Earth to exist -it doesn't come in an electric voltage machine - it comes from within! Thank you to National Geographic for producing and releasing this important knowledge - I do hope many will see it and realize that mankind is his own worst enemy. A great film!
- Rating: 4.5 out of 5 starsThey generally do not make captivating documentaries anymore. This rises to the top. It focuses on a very small indigenous Brazilian Amazon tribe, which tries to keep its land free of "settlers." The film is shot in part by the tribe, which has been provided equipment by the film's director. The 1988 Brazilian Constitution is supposed to protect the tribes and these lands, in part to protect the climate of the world. But Bosanaro, the present (trupian) President rejects this. Ultimately the 183 person tribe wins the struggle.
- Rating: 4.5 out of 5 starsThis is an important film for anyone who cares about the future of the planet.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsVery deep, thought-provoking, and engaging documentary
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsI'm biased, but I really love everything about this film and the beautiful team that made it happen.
- Rating: 4 out of 5 stars4h ago Beautiful documentary... from National Geographic, that's expected. A very good look into both sides of the problem in the Amazon Rain Forest focusing on the territory of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people. It's also a wonderful look into how these people live today and how modernized they have become while doing their best to hold on to a lifestyle and home environment they love. It also shows people who seek to destroy and take it away by force because they are seeking to make it a home environment that THEY want.... by destroying the Amazon rainforest to build housing lots and cities... the "new" Brazil. Of course the decimation of the rainforest will lead to catastrophes and decimation of much of the planet and things all life needs to survive in our world. There is no solution offered to the conflict but a desire to show us what is happening there and the effects it's happening on all the people involved. It's a very important struggle and one the entire world needs to know about. With very easy to read subtitles, humor, conflict, action and not too long, you never get bored. Most will enjoy this.