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Directed byMarco Bechis
Produced byAmedeo Pagani
Marco Bechis
Fabiano Gullane
Caio Gullane
Written byMarco Bechis
Luiz Bolognesi
StarringClaudio Santamaria
Alicélia Batista Cabreira
Chiara Caselli
Music byAndrea Guerra
CinematographyHélico Alemão Nagamine
Edited byJacopo Quadri
Rai Cinema
Karta Film
Gullane Filmes
Distributed by01 Distribution (Italy)
Paris Filmes (Brazil)
Release date
  • 1 September 2008 (2008-09-01) (Venice)
  • 28 November 2008 (2008-11-28)[1]
Running time
104 minutes
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.


  • 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


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.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Miranda, Débora. "Crítica: 'Terra vermelha' expõe conflitos de valores indígenas". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Boscov, Isabela (26 November 2008). "Razões e Desrazões". Veja (in Portuguese). Editora Abril. Archived from the original on 21 November 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  3. ^ "2008 Brazil Yearly Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
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