Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Territory

Year: 2022
Country: BRAZIL, DENMARK, USA
Language: Portuguese, Tupi-Kawahiva
Run Time: 86 minutes

The Territory
The Territory
The Territory
The Territory
The Territory

It’s devastating to witness Brazil’s Amazon rainforest attacked by malicious chainsaws and deliberately set brush fires. Within the depths of these lush natural resources live the country’s Indigenous Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau people, a shrinking community that has been thriving off the land for centuries. With deforestation slowly encroaching on their protected lands, they look to their elder-appointed leader, 18-year-old Bitaté, to navigate how they will face these invaders. Coupled with an unsupportive government, their biggest threat is a group of small farmers who plan to develop a plot of Indigenous land with the dream of finally owning a piece of their beloved country. While some attempt to lawfully acquire the land, others are not so patient and begin taking what they feel is rightfully theirs. Outfitted with handmade bows and arrows, drones, and video cameras, Bitaté and his villagers risk their lives to defend their ancestors’ land and expose the grave dangers these invaders are bringing to the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau in THE TERRITORY. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Allen Theatre

Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 4:55 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebar
Indigenous Cinema

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director

Director
Alex Pritz

Producers
Will N. Miller, Sigrid Dyekjær, Lizzie Gillett, Darren Aronofsky

Cinematography
Alex Pritz, Tangae Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau

Editing
Carlos Rojas Felice

Film Contact

Community Partners

Holden Forests & Gardens

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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