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The Territory

Directed by: Alex Pritz
Runtime: 1hr 25min Year: 2022
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Directed by: Alex Pritz
Runtime: 1hr 25min Year: 2022
Country: Brazil, Denmark, United States
Topics: Environment, Sociopolitical
Last Screened: Thu 6th Oct 2022

A network of government-backed farmers is eating into indigenous territory in the Brazilian rainforest, but a local activist and his team are fighting back with a video camera as a weapon.

In the Brazilian rainforest, a battle is being waged between the last of the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe and the farmers who, with President Bolsonaro at their backs, are slowly eating into their otherwise protected territory. But young activist and leader Bitate is mobilising an army of self-taught journalists to patrol the jungle and catch the land grabbers in action, with a video camera as their only weapon against the chainsaws.

With awe-inspiring cinematography and richly textured sound design, The Territory 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.