2022 Centerpiece Selection

Provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by illegal loggers and an association of non-native farmers 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 loggers illegitimately clearing land and a network of desperate farmers advocating for access to colonize the protected rainforest. Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, the film uses verité-style footage, captured over three years, as the activists risk their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth.


Bonus Content: Q&A with Alex Pritz (Director), Txai Suruí (Executive Producer), Gabriel Uchida (Producer), and Tangãi Uru-eu-wau-wau (Cinematographer), moderated by Amazon Watch Program Director Christian Poirier


The Territory

2022 US 83 min
Festival Year: 2022
Director: Alex Pritz
Executive Producer: Txai Suruí
Types: Documentary, Feature, Watch Now
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Indigenous Voices, Land Rights

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