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Burning Season, The

Burning Season, The

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Saturday, September 17, 1994 N/A
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  • Season: 1994-95
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Biography, Environmental, Foreign/Exotic Location, True Story
  • Based On: Burning Season, The written by Andrew Revkin
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book by Andrew Revkin. The life of charismatic labor leader, Chico Mendes, who in the 1980's organized the Brazilian rubber tree tappers to fight against the destruction of the rain forest by corrupt cattle ranchers. In 1988 the government set aside areas of protected forest but this small victory was darkened as Mendes is killed by an assassin's bullet.


Production Company:

  • HBO Pictures

Production Type:

  • In-House
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