The Charcoal People

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Release Date: April 20, 2001Running Time: 70 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary

Nigel Noble
José Padilha
Josane Resende
Marcos Prado

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A depiction of the lives of sixty thousand Brazilian migrant laborers (carvoeiros) who make a meager living cutting down forests and producing charcoal for the multi-national pig-iron industry. The chronicle takes an in-depth look at the flip side of society's rage against the destruction of this fragile ecosystem: the needs of the native populatio... Full Summary >>

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