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Free Screening “The Territory”
June 16 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PMFree
Experience the best of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival as part of the Sundance Institute’s Local Lens screening program! Urgent and enraging, The Territory won this year’s Audience Award for World Cinema: Documentary, as well as the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize: Documentary Craft. Director Alex Pritz will be with us for a special introduction and Q&A after the film.
About the Film: The Territory provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by nonnative farmers and settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. With awe-inspiring cinematography showcasing the titular landscape and richly textured sound design, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to the farmers and settlers illegally burning and clearing the protected Indigenous land. Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, the film relies on vérité footage captured over three years as the community risks their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth.
Run Time: 1hr 23 min.
Language: Portuguese, Tupi-Kawahiva with English subtitles.