When a group of populist Brazilian farmers take control over a new area of the Amazon rainforest, a conflict erupts at the forest’s edge. THE TERRITORY is a character driven feature documentary following this group of farmers as they fight for control of the Brazilian Amazon.
THE TERRITORY is a verité documentary, driven by on-the-ground access to the conflict over the Brazilian rainforest. Moving with each our our characters through the frontline communities involved in this fight, we stay up close and personal as the pressure increases on the individuals at the center of it all. Our simplest rule is this: everything must be observed, experienced, and felt by the viewer firsthand.
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ALEX PRITZ, DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER
ALEX PRITZ is a documentary filmmaker focused on humans relationship with nature. Recently, Alex worked as a cinematographer and field producer onJon Kasbe’s feature documentary, WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS (Tribeca 2018), as a field producer on the Participant Media / Condition One VR series THISIS CLIMATE CHANGE (Tribeca2018), and as co-director, DP, and editor on the documentary short, MY DEAR KYRGYSTAN (Atlanta 2019). Alex holds a B.Sc. from McGill University where he studied Environmental Science. In 2012, he received an inaugural Dalai Lama Fellowship for his work developing film schools among low-income communities in the Philippines. Alex enjoys tackling complicated stories about the lives of ordinary people.
DANFUNG DENNIS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
DANFUNG DENNIS is an academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker. Since 2006, DANFUNG DENNIS has photographed and covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, footage of which was used for PBS’s 2009 Frontline feature program, OBAMA’S WAR leading to a 2010 Emmy Award nomination.
He directed and filmed his first feature length documentary on the war in Afghanistan, Hell and Back Again, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and won both the World Cinema Jury Award and the World Cinema Cinematography Award. The film was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for best feature documentary.