Variety / See Full Review

"a highly conscientious debut feature"

"equal parts passion and compassion"

"a precise and complex sense of place"

"a consistent, linear narrative that maintains long-term personal testimony against a wider political backdrop"

LA TIMES - Kenneth Turan / See Full Review

"Among the most memorable films at the festival"

"made with exceptional artistry"

Screen International / See Full Review

"striking and vivid story"

"a fascinating glimpse into life in a tough and resilient community"

Hitfix / See Full Review

"one of the best film's I've seen in this year's US Documentary Competition"

"it doesn't wear its Importance on its sleeve, even if there's ample thematic heft -- and also a good film"

"compelling and fully realized characters"

"The whole thing is like a Werner Herzog film, man's base desires, juxtaposed with sublime and unconquerable nature"

Salt Lake City Weekly / See Full Review

"I won’t soon forget the images in my head of Marmato"


Salt Lake Tribune

"a stunning documentary"

"a luminous, humanist portrait"