THE TERRITORY

Brazil, Denmark, United States 2022 – Director: Alex Pritz – Original language: Other, Portuguese – Subtitles: English, None

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

 

Alex Pritz

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.

Filmography

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.

 

 

#True Crime #South America #In the Close-up: Nature & Climate Change

DOK.horizonte 2022
  • Sunday
    05/08/22
    18:00
    Amerikahaus
    Studio Talk, Original with English subtitles
  • Monday
    05/09/22
    18:00
    Deutsches Theater
    Original with English subtitles
  • Sunday
    05/15/22
    18:30
    Deutsches Theater Silbersaal
    Original with English subtitles