The Territory, an immersive documentary that chronicles the efforts of a small Indigenous group in Brazil to defend its land against encroachment by peasant farmers, opens on August 19 at cinemas in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Seattle, Austin, Vancouver, and Toronto. It will screen in more than 100 cities around the world beginning August 26.
The film is distributed by National Geographic Documentary Films. It won two awards at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and has won several more at festivals worldwide.
Homelands Productions served as fiscal sponsor, helping the filmmakers raise grant money to provide cameras and training to members of the Uru-eu-wau-wau group. Footage shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau was crucial to the film’s narrative, and the training and equipment have enabled the group to continue to document its situation and share its story with policy makers and the public.
Homelands has been reporting on land and Indigenous rights issues in the Amazon since the early 1990s.