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Second in a trilogy of films about the Brazilian Amazon. 'Land without men for men without land' declared the Brazilian government in the 1970s, tempting its poor to a new future in 'empty Amazonia'.
Millions responded, only to find there were no roads, no farms, no seed - only malaria and angry Indians. Then gold nuggets were found and the rush began. The boom died but immigrants like Aquilino da Silva still pick over the diggings in desperation and hope.
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