The indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau live a secluded life in the middle of the Brazilian jungle. Young Bitaté leads them in a fight for their land, which they must defend against settlers and smallholders. Since Bolsonaro’s election, illegal forest clearance fires in the Amazon have increased and violence is tolerated. A visually powerful eco-thriller from the perspective of the indigenous population. Silvia Bauer
We present the German premiere of the film.
Production: Documist. Producer: Will N. Miller, Sigrid Dyekjær, Lizzie Gillett. Length: 86 min.
No youth rating
The filmmaker and cinematographer studied agricultural and environmental sciences. His films, which have taken him to Kenya, Burundi, Somalia, Iraq and South Sudan, among other places, deal with man's relationship to his environment. He lives in New York and Nairobi.
MY DEAR KYRGYZSTAN, USA 2019, 13 min.
PARALLEL LIVES, USA 2017
BLUE NILE, USA 2016
Nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte
The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Foundation.