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Birdwatchers a powerful look at vanishing cultures - Metro US

Birdwatchers a powerful look at vanishing cultures

Birdwatchers
Director: Marco Bechis
Stars: Ambrosio Vilhava
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In the powerful drama Birdwatchers, a dispossessed tribe of Brazilian Guarani-Kaiowa Indians struggle between tradition and modern-life when they attempt to reclaim ancestral land by squatting on a wealthy farmer’s field. Virtually made without a script and starring first-time actors, Birdwatchers begins unsettled but ultimately delivers an unnerving look at the reality of an endangered culture, in spite of some slightly clichéd subplots.

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