BIFF 2020
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An adventurous tale of a struggle for human rights and the environment.

Brazil, 1943: The three Villas-Bôas brothers set out into the Brazilian wilderness. They befriend a village of Xingu indians, and toghether they build an airstrip to bring modernity to this ancient place. As a flu epidemic wipes out half the village the brothers begin to think differently about what they are doing in the jungle. XINGU traces the real-life adventures of the Villas-Bôas brothers and their struggle to protect the Xingu indians from the disastrous side effects of progress.

CAO HAMBURGER is a brazilian screenwriter and director of movies and TV. He’s responsible for Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum, one of the most popular children shows on Brazilian TV, the HBO-broadcasted series Sons of Carnival, and the motion picture THE YEAR MY PARENTS WENT ON VACATION (2006). HAMBURGER was also one of two creative directors for Rio's contribution to the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.