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"


"Compelling"


Salt Lake Tribune

"a stunning documentary"


"a luminous, humanist portrait"