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The Burning Season (1994)

Edward James Olmos as "Wilson Pinheiro"

Based on real events, this film recounts the story of Chico Mendes (Raul Julia), a laborer in the Brazilian Amazon who rebels against his employers. Aware that workers are being exploited, Mendes attempts to unionize his compatriots for better wages and conditions. Since developers aim to cut away vast swaths of the rain forest in order to make the area more accessible for industry, Mendes decides to make a stand for the environment as well. But Mendes' activism makes him a target.

Emmy (Primetime) (1995) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (1994) Won Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

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