A "visually spellbinding plea," THE TERRITORY provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. With awe-inspiring cinematography showcasing the titular landscape and richly textured sound design, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to the farmers and settlers illegally burning and clearing the protected Indigenous land.
Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, the film relies on vérité footage captured over three years as the community risks their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth.
NR, 84 min.
"With images that are as powerful as they are unexpected, THE TERRITORY is a work crafted both by its director Alex Pritz, and by the indigenous community whose story it tells." – indieWire
"But scene after scene shows us with clear eyes and full-throated rage just how the last lines of defence against the ecological destruction of our planet are operating and somewhere in that is a cinematic power that’s hard to dismiss." – The Film Experience
"A gripping snapshot of crimes in progress and an engrossing piece of cinematic activism, THE TERRITORY is a testament to the importance of being able to preserve your own history and tell your own story." – Slashfilm