BirdWatchers

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BirdWatchers
Birdwatchers-film.jpg
Directed by Marco Bechis
Produced by Amedeo Pagani
Marco Bechis
Fabiano Gullane
Caio Gullane
Written by Marco Bechis
Luiz Bolognesi
Starring Claudio Santamaria
Alicélia Batista Cabreira
Chiara Caselli
Music by Andrea Guerra
Cinematography Hélico Alemão Nagamine
Edited by Jacopo Quadri
Production
company
Classic
Rai Cinema
Karta Film
Gullane Filmes
Distributed by 01 Distribution (Italy)
Paris Filmes (Brazil)
Release dates
  • September 1, 2008 (2008-09-01) (Venice)
  • November 28, 2008 (2008-11-28)[1]
Running time 104 minutes
Country Italy
Brazil
Language Portuguese
Guarani
English
Budget €3 million[2]
Box office $7,263[3]

BirdWatchers (Italian: La terra degli uomini rossi) is a 2008 Brazilian-Italian drama film directed by Marco Bechis. It depicts the breakdown of a community of Guarani-Kaiowa native Indians whilst attempting to reclaim their ancestral land from a local farmer.

Cast[edit]

  • Claudio Santamaria as Roberto
  • Alicélia Batista Cabreira as Lia
  • Chiara Caselli as Beatrice
  • Abrísio da Silva Pedro as Osvaldo
  • Ademilson Concianza Verga as Irineu
  • Ambrósio Vilhalva as Nádio
  • Matheus Nachtergaele as Dimas
  • Fabiane Pereira da Silva as Maria
  • Eliane Juca da Silva as Mami
  • Nelson Concianza as Nhanderu
  • Leonardo Medeiros as Moreira
  • Inéia Arce Gonçalves as maid
  • Poli Fernandez Souza as Tito
  • Urbano Palácio as Josimar

Production[edit]

The film was shot in Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul[2] over ten weeks in 2007 with a cast whose most members had never acted before and without use of a script.

The songs Sacris solemnis and O gloriosa virginum were composed by the Italian Jesuit Domenico Zipoli who went to South America to live at the Jesuit Reductions.

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miranda, Débora. "Crítica: ‘Terra vermelha’ expõe conflitos de valores indígenas". G1 (in Portuguese). Globo.com. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Boscov, Isabela (November 26, 2008). "Razões e Desrazões". Veja (in Portuguese). Editora Abril. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2008 Brazil Yearly Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/6133

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