THE TERRITORY documentary

THE TERRITORY Shortlisted for Best Doc Feature Oscar | Streaming on Disney+

Sundance Award-Winning Doc About the Indigenous Fight to Protect Their Land in Brazil is Now Streaming on Disney+

From the Uru-eu-wau-wau Community, First-Time Feature Filmmaker Alex Pritz and Award-Winning Producers Sigrid Dyekjær and Darren Aronofsky

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 illegal settlers 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 settlers 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 relies on verité 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.

“Sharply crafted… makes an impact.” – Guy Lodge, VARIETY

“Urgent [and] visually spellbinding.” – Robert Daniels, ROGER EBERT. COM

“Gorgeously and… ingeniously conceived... [Paints] an intimate first-hand portrait of joy, pain, and community, before bursting with rip-roaring intensity as it captures a high-stakes struggle for survival unfolding in the moment.” 
– Siddhant Adlakha, INDIEWIRE

"Moving... goes right to the heart of what filmmaking can be."
– Tara Judah, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

 

**Winner: Special Jury Award for Documentary Craft and
World Cinema Documentary Audience Award, Sundance**
**Winner: Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival**
**Winner: True Life Fund, True/ False**
**Jury Special Mention, CPH: DOX**
**DOC NYC Shortlist Selection**
**Gotham Awards – Best Documentary Nominee**
**Seven-Time Cinema Eye Awards Nominee**

WHO

Directed by: Alex Pritz

Produced by: Darren Aronofsky, Will N. Miller, Sigrid Dyekjær, Lizzie Gillett, and Gabriel Uchida

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