7.9/10 (IMDB)

The Territory

1h 23m Documentary
The Territory
The Territory


When 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


Neidinha Bandeira, Bitaté Uru Eu Wau Wau






Brazil, Denmark, United States


Portuguese, Tupi

Main Trailer


  • "Its strength lies in the way it offers intimate access to people on several clashing sides of the situation, making for a complex, layered and thoughtful examination."
    - The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Though it centres human rights and environmental themes, THE TERRITORY is more than just an issues doc. It is moving precisely because it goes right to the heart of what filmmaking can be – a tool to capture, control and explicate a unique world view."
    - Screen Daily
  • "This short, sharply crafted Sundance premiere makes an impact with both its bleak, blunt messaging and its muscular formal construction, as the turf war in question takes on the heated urgency of a thriller."
    - Variety
  • "Set at the explosive intersection of technology, politics, and indigenous persecution, the film is gorgeously and sometimes ingeniously conceived, painting an intimate first-hand portrait of joy, pain, and community, before bursting with rip-roaring intensity as it captures a high-stakes struggle for survival unfolding in the moment."
    - IndieWire


  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Sheffield Int'l Documentary Festival
  • Seattle Int'l Film Festival
  • Provincetown Int'l Film Festival
  • Int'l Wildlife Film Festival


  • It's All True - Int'l Documentary Festival
  • Seattle Int'l Film Festival
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Int'l Film Festival
  • Philadelphia Environmental Filmfestival
  • Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
  • Movies That Matter Festival
  • True/False Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Sydney Film Festival