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  • 4.2
This gripping historical drama tells the inspiring true story of the three Villas Boas brothers, Orlando, Claudio, and Leonardo, and their mission to protect the indigenous Amazon natives. Seeking adventure, the brothers join the "March to the West" expedition to explore the Amazon rainforest. After befriending the native tribes, they become the leading advocates for the creation of the Xingu National Park. Directed by Cao Hamburger, XINGU is an emotional, true account of a collision of cultures.

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"A gripping account of a collision of cultures, XINGU tells the inspiring true story of the three Villas Bôas brothers, who became the leading advocates for Brazil’s Amazonian Indians." - Daniel M. Gold, NYT

Member Reviews (5)

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Xingu was hit and miss for me. Sometimes believable at other times drifting away. Beautifully filmed with kudos to the native actors.

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4+_beautiful film_beautiful people_amazing & wonderful story_mostly great

Beautiful and poignant and relevant story for the necessity of human beings to learn how to communicate without arms.

Sensational testament to the work of three Brazilians whose lives and work led to the creation of Brazil's first National Park. To this day, Xingú, whose sole purpose was safeguard the ancestral way of life of Native Brazilians, remains the largest Indian Reservation in Brazil.

Excellent film... give back to the indians what was theirs in the first place. R.M.