Alex Pritz
The Territory
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The Territory

The Territory

Alex Pritz

86 min.
Brazil, Denmark and United States
Subtitles: Catalan and English

A network of farmers with Bolsonaro's support destroys the jungle to create agriculture fields. The camera becomes the indigenous people's defence weapon.


Alex Pritz
National Geographic Documentary Films
Darren Aronofsky, Sigrid Dyekjaer, Will N. Miller, Lizzie Gillett, Gabriel Uchida
Katya Mihailova
Carlos Rojas Felice
Alex Pritz Tangae, Uru-eu-wau-wau

An immersion into the Amazon rainforest that will make your blood boil. The Uru-eu-wau-wau people watch as a network of farmers with Bolsonaro's support destroy their territory to create agriculture fields. The impunity with which the aggressors cut down the trees and burn the forests clashes with the bravery shown by young Bitaté and Neidinha. Together they form an indigenous defence group with the video camera as an indestructible weapon. Shocking images, dramatic sequences and high doses of courage to stand up to the oppressors. The struggle of the Uru-eu-wau-wau people becomes an icon against the abuse of power and the destruction of the planet. Sundance Film Festival Audience Award 2022.

About the direction
Alex Pritz

Alex Pritz


Alex Pritz is a documentary film director and cinematographer focused on human’s relationship with t...

Awards and festivals

Millennium Docs Against Gravity
Poland, 2022
EarthX Film Festival
USA, 2022
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
USA, 2022
DocLands Film Festival
USA, 2022
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"It lives in its specificity, global in its implications (...) ' The Territory' closes with a sense of hope, no matter how difficult and fragile it may be".

— Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

"A collaborative documentary and naturalist that is interesting as it is frightening".

— Michael Frank, The Film Stage

"Is emotional because precisely goes directly to the heart of what cinema can be".

— Screendaily
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