A film by Alex Pritz
June 9 at 7:30pm, ESB-MACC
Free & open to the public
Brazil, Denmark, United States, 2022
Documentary, Indigenous Rights
83 min, Color
Portuguese, Tupi; English subtitles
A network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest. A young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and an uncontacted group living deep within the forest.
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.
Producer: Darren Aronofsky, Sigrid Dyekjær, Lizzie Gillett, Will N. Miller, Alex Pritz, Gabriel Uchida
Production Companies: Associação Jupaú do Povo Uru-eu-wau-wau
Cinematographer: Alex Pritz, Tangãi Uru-eu-wau-wau
Editor: Carlos Rojas, Alex Pritz
Music: Katya Mihailova
Principle cast: Neidinha Bandeira, Bitaté Uru Eu Wau Wau
Print Source: Timothy Horsburgh, Timothy.Horsburgh.-ND@natgeo.com
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