Now showing at HOME, Dogwoof‘s new film The Territory takes a sober, urgent look at the tireless battle of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against government-backed farmers and illegal settlers as they continue to encroach on the group’s protected lands, stripping and burning the natural landscape.

Featuring wondrous cinematography and textured sound design, The Territory comprises a blend of direction by filmmaker Alex Pritz and vérité footage shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people themselves, who offer unprecedented insight into the indigenous community and its radically inspiring methods of deterrence against the encroaching farmers. Led by young activist Bitaté, the group has martialed an army of self-taught journalists to patrol their land and document the indiscriminate destruction, each risking their lives to expose the truth over three years.

Gripping and invigorating, The Territory is a priceless film throughout which the endless natural beauty acts as a testament in itself to the preservation of the world’s largest rainforest.

Don’t miss The Territory at HOME Manchester from 2nd September. Find out more and book tickets here.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Fri 2 Sep, HOME,
2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester, M15 4FN
, £7.97-£9.95
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Wed 31 Aug 2022