The Territory
The Territory
TV-14Audio DescriptionsClosed Captions
20221h 24m

"The Territory" provides an immersive look at the fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. With awe-inspiring cinematography, the film takes audiences into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to those illegally burning and clearing the protected Indigenous land.

The Territory

Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people and filmed over the course of several years, "The Territory" offers an authentic portrait of an Indigenous community’s daily life and struggles in the Brazilian Amazon. With its breathtaking cinematography showcasing the dramatic landscape and richly textured sound design, the film brings audiences deep into the precious ecosystem they are fighting to protect.

Since the Uru-eu-wau-wau were first contacted by the Brazilian government in 1981, their territory has become an island of green rainforest surrounded by farms and ranches — the results of four decades of unchecked deforestation. The community has faced environmentally destructive and often violent incursions into their sovereign territory by non-natives seeking to exploit the land. Illegal logging and land clearing invasions have become more frequent and more brazen over the years.

Duration:1h 24m
Release Date:2022
Director:Alex Pritz
Starring:Bitaté Uru-eu-wau-wauNeidinha Bandeira

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