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Director ALEX PRITZ (United States 2020) 90 min
A visually enchanting account of indigenous efforts to fend off illegal land grabs in the Amazon following the election of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. This documentary provides a sympathetic depiction of the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people and the settling farmers who bear the costs of Brazil’s development. A haunting, yet informatively tender look into a fight decades-long in the making, the film deftly negotiates the complicated forces of contemporary media, global environmental activism, and capitalist development. Winner of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary Audience and Special Jury Awards, The Territory demonstrates the material and emotional costs of deforestation in the world’s largest tropical Rainforest.
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ALEX PRITZ is a documentary filmmaker focused on human’s relationship with the natural world. Recently, Alex directed The Territory, which premiered in the World Cinema competition at Sundance 2022 where it won both the Audience Award and a Special Jury Award for Documentary Craft, making it the only film at that year’s festival to win awards from both the jury and the audience. Alex holds a B.Sc. (Ag. & Env.) from McGill University where he studied Environmental Science and Philosophy. In 2012, he received an inaugural Dalai Lama Fellowship for his work developing film curriculums alongside low-income communities in the Philippines.
|RUNNING TIME:||90 min|
|LANGUAGE:||Portuguese with English Subtitles|
|PRODUCERS:||Lizzie Gillett, Gabriel Uchida, Will N Miller, Sigrid Dyekær, Darren Aronofsky, Alex Pritz
Executive Producers: Tejubi Uru-eu-wau-wau, Danfung Dennis, Romain Bessi, Felipe Estefan, Kathryn Everett, Rafael Georges, Dylan Golden, Loren Hammonds, Ari Handel, Alexandra Johnes, Justin Lacob, Philippe Levasseur, Bryn Mooser, Brendan Naylor, Andrew Ruhemann, Txai Suruí, Rebecca Teitel, Potei Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau, Tejubi Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau, Jack Weisman
|CINEMATOGRAPHERS:||Alex Pritz, Tangãi Uru-eu-wau-wau|
|EDITORS:||Carlos Rojas, Alex Pritz|
|NOTE WRITER:||Ananya Kumar-Banerjee|