The Territory

critic Reviews

, 97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Visually striking, formally refreshing, and ultimately enraging, The Territory is a powerful advocacy documentary with the heart of a thriller.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    It’s a sobering film offering little hope for the future of this part of the Amazon...
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    A must watch.
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    Leslie FelperinFinancial Times
    ... Well made but profoundly depressing, with only a microscopic crumb of hope towards its end.
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    Leslie FelperinGuardian
    Watching this gripping documentary shot in the Brazilian Amazon, you wonder if our electoral system could learn a thing or two from the Indigenous Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau people.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It is definitely a film that makes you want to continue cutting back on red meat.
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    Ty BurrTy Burr's Watch List
    “The Territory” has the pulse of a suspense film and the urgency of a populist drama.
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    Abe FriedtanzerAwardsWatch
    The Territory is not devoid of hope, and what proves most compelling is the desire of the Uru-eu-wau-wau to tell their own story.
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    Dan SchindelHyperallergic
    As the Uru-eu-wau-wau people face continued incursion by Brazilian farmers, they take an active role in this documentary about them.
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    Carey-Ann PawseyOrca Sound
    For the first time ever, we get a look at these people and the struggle they are facing. Filmed over the course of three years, we can be sure that their part is told from their perspective as it was partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people themselves.
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    Sarah Knight AdamsonSarah's Backstage Pass
    "The Territory" presents a myriad of information with an up-close and personal look into the daily struggles of indigenous people, so much so that it's hard to simply look away.
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