The Territory

Brazil, Denmark, United States, 2022, 83'  

In 1980, the Brazilian government came into contact for the first time with a never-heard-of Amazonian people, the Uru-eu-wau-wau. Their several communities counted a few thousands of members, while today, as a consequence of deforestation, there are barely two hundred left. Their land has been reduced to a very small portion of rainforest, surrounded by large rural outposts.

Reminiscent of a present-day western, The Territory is the epic story of a battle for a disputed land, showing the brave resistance of the Uru-eu-wau-wau struggling for their survival against illegal farmers and settlers of the Brazilian Amazon. Enabled by the government led by extreme-right wing Jair Bolsonaro, the latter are increasingly gnawing at the land reserved for the natives. Their only, vital weapon against injustice is images: the young community leader Bitaté Uru Eu Wau Wau, along with activist Neidinha Bandeira, has created a collective of self-taught video makers to record and report the colonizers’ violations and bullying.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 09 Nov 2022
  • Time: 11:00


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Alex Pritz


Alex Pritz

Alex Pritz is a director and cinematographer. His work focuses on humanity’s relationship with the natural world. His process relies on a participatory filmmaking model, in which everyone is encouraged to pick up a camera. The Territory (2022) is his first feature film.

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