“Urgent, visually spellbinding” THE TERRITORY – in theaters Aug. 26
“Bursting with rip-roaring intensity… captures a high-stakes struggle for survival.”Indiewire
“Urgent, visually spellbinding.”RogerEbert.com
Winner of both the Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary and the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award: Documentary Craft, Director Alex Pritz (THE FIRST WAVE, WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS) and Producer Darren Aronofsky. Pritz’s feature documentary debut, from National Geographic, has been wowing critics and audiences alike, with awards at the Telluride, Seattle, Provincetown Film Festivals, as well as the F:ACT Award – Honorable Mention winner at CPH:DOX.
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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 brought by farmers and illegal settlers 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.