Kumu Documentary: The Territory
Location: Kumu auditorium
Dir Alex Pritz
Brazil, Denmark, USA 2022, 83 min
Portuguese and Tupi, with English subtitles
Introduction by Adventurer, Anthropologist and Tour Guide of Amazonas Reisid Ivo Tšetõrkin and Director of Documentaries and Anthropologist Terje Toomistu.
The feature documentary debut of director Alex Pritz (My Dear Kyrgyzstan), The Territory follows the vital, inspiring fight of the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people of Brazil to defend their land from non-indigenous farmers intent on colonising their protected territory in the Amazon rainforest.
Co-produced by the Uru-eu-wau-wau community, the film draws on intimate access to both the indigenous perspective and the farmers who want their land to chronicle a conflict that has profound implications for the survival of a people and the planet.
Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people and filmed over the course of several years, The Territory offers an authentic portrait of an indigenous community’s daily life and struggles. With its breathtaking cinematography showcasing the dramatic landscape and its richly textured sound design, the film brings audiences deep into the precious ecosystem they are fighting to protect.