00
Days
00
Hours
00
Minutes
00
Seconds
Director:
N/A
Country:
Brazil, Denmark, United States
Genres:
Documentary
Producer:
Language:
Portuguese
Length:
min
Writer:
Year:
2022
Edition
RIFF 2022

The Territory

83 Minutes | Brazil, Denmark, United States | 2022 Over | 10 international prizes

Synopsis

An immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by illegal settlers and an association of non-native farmers in the Brazilian Amazon.

Buy Tickets Here

Director’s Bio

film director portrait

Alex Pritz is a documentary film director and cinematographer focused on human’s relationship with the natural world. Pritz’s directorial debut, THE TERRITORY, premiered in the World Cinema competition at Sundance 2022, winning both an Audience Award and Special Jury Award for Documentary Craft, making it the only film at that year’s festival to win awards from audience and jury alike. Pritz also worked as a cinematographer on the feature documentary “The First Wave” with director Matt Heineman, and as a cinematographer and field producer on Jon Kasbe’s feature documentary “When Lambs Become Lions” (Tribeca 2018). Prior to that, Pritz co-directed, shot and edited the documentary short “My Dear Kyrgyzstan” (Big Sky 2019). He is a co-founder of Documist and has received grants from the Sundance Institute, IDA Enterprise Fund, Catapult Fund and Doc Society.

Pritz holds a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, where he studied Environmental Science and Philosophy. In 2012, he received an inaugural Dalai Lama Fellowship for his work developing film curricula alongside low-income communities in the Philippines and taught participatory film workshops for lawyers and human rights advocates around the world.

Film Details

  • Year:
    2022
  • Genres:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    83 Minutes
  • Languages:
    Portuguese
  • Countries:
    Brazil, Denmark, United States
  • Premiere:
  • Edition:
    RIFF 2022
  • Director:
    Alex Pritz
  • Screenwriter:
  • Producer:
  • Cast:

SIGN-UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER