Brasilian tribe fights for their land in The Territory

It is an old battle between those humans who own the land inherited from their ancestors and those who need it or want to take it, for all the right and the wrong reasons. National Geographic is bringing this story to the masses, directed by Alex Pritz, a filmmaker who focuses on the relationship between humans and the land.

I began watching this film without many expectations, and I had to stop it because it was hard to watch. Although the courage of the Uru-eu-wau-wau in the Amazon is inspiring, the reality they have to fight is sad to watch; they are in such a vulnerable condition. It was clear to me that, in this story, there are victims and villains; but those who want to take their land also are victims of a society that lacks respect for the forest and for the people’s right to live with dignity and to have their basic needs met.

This documentary has outstanding imagery and sound, to say the least.

The Territory was shown at Doclands on Friday, May 6th, at 1:00 PM at the Smith Rafael Film Center, in San Rafael, Marin County, California. The filmmaker was in attendance.

The Territory is produced by Darren Aronofsky, Sigrid Dyekjær, Will N. Miller, Gabriel Uchida, Lizzie Gillett, Alex Pritz

Executive Producers Carolyn Bernstein, Ari Handel, Brendan Naylor, Dylan Golden, Txai Suruí, Tejubi Uru-eu-wau-wau, Potei Uru-eu-wau-wau, Jack Weisman, Danfung Dennis, Alexandra Johnes, Rebecca Teitel, Loren Hammonds, Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett, Justin Lacob, Rafael Georges, Felipe Estefan, Andrew Ruhemann, Romain Bessi, Philippe Levasseur

-Lupita Franco Peimbert

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