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(Credit: Alex Pritz/Amazon Land Documentary)


The Territory

Friday, Jan 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Director Alex Pritz and participant Bitaté Uru-eu-wau-wau in person!

Dir. Alex Pritz. 2022, 83 mins. DCP. In Portuguese and Tupi with English subtitles. With invaders and speculating farmers seeing to take their land, and the Brazilian government looking the other way, the Indigenous Uru-euwau-wau people are forced to defend their own protected land in the Amazonian rainforest, and in so doing try to stave off global environmental devastation. Coproduced by the Uru-euwau-wau community, Alex Pritz’s debut feature draws on intimate access to both the Indigenous perspective and the farmers who want their land, chronicling a conflict that has profound implications for the survival of a people and the planet. Partially shot by the Uru-euwau-wau people and filmed over the course of several years, The Territory is a marvel of collaborative filmmaking, offering not just multiple perspectives among subjects but among creators as well. Featuring extraordinary cinematography by Pritz and Alex and Tangãi Uru-euwau-wau, and a complex, propulsive score by Katya Mihailova. Winner of the Audience and Special Jury Awards for Documentary Craft at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. A Nat Geo release. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.