The Territory

The Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people have seen their population dwindle and their culture threatened since coming into contact with non-Native Brazilians.


In release

About the Filmmakers


Alex Pritz
Alex Pritz

Alex Pritz is an American documentary filmmaker focused on humans relationship with the natural world. Recently, Alex worked as a cinematographer and field producer on Jon Kasbe's feature documentary, When Lambs Become Lions (Tribeca 2018), and as co-director, cinematographer, and editor on the documentary short, My Dear Kyrgyzstan (Atlanta 2019). Alex enjoys tackling complicated stories about the lives of ordinary people. Alex holds a B.Sc. from McGill University where he studied Ecological Determinants of Health. In 2012, he received an inaugural Dalai Lama Fellowship for his work developing film schools among low-income communities in the Philippines.


Darren Aronofsky, Sigrid Dyekjaer, Will N. Miller, Lizzie Gillett, Gabriel Uchida


“riveting and despairing in equal measure.”

Guy Lodge, Variety

“‘The Territory” is an urgent story of courage and resilience, beautifully told by first-time feature director Alex Pritz. We are honored to bring the story of the Uru-eu-wau-wau people to the world and help further the conversation and raise awareness around the endangered Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people"

Carolyn Bernstein, executive VP of global scripted content and documentary films for National Geographic

"With images that are as powerful as they are unexpected, “The Territory” is a work crafted both by its director Alex Pritz, and by the indigenous community whose story it tells."

Siddhant Adlakha, Indiewire

Premieres & Awards

Audience Award, World Cinema Documentary

Sundance, 2022