Production by National Geographic and O2 Play, a documentary about the history of indigenous people against deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, premieres at Paradigma Cine Arte

Winner of ten international awards, the documentary “the territory”, a National Geographic and O2 Play production, directed by Alex Pritz, delves into the history of the Uru-eu-wau-wau indigenous people against deforestation brought by squatters, squatters, prospectors and other land invaders in the Brazilian Amazon. The film premiered at Paradigm Cine Arte on the 8th of September, the same week that the Day of the Amazon is celebrated, 5th of September. The schedule of this and other titles is on display until next Wednesday, September 14th.

The film delves into the history of the indigenous people and brings viewers closer to the Uru-eu-wau-wau community, and offers unprecedented access to the burning and illegal deforestation caused by invaders on protected lands in the Amazon.

Determined to assemble their own media team in the hopes of seeking justice, the Uru-eu-wau-wau people venture over three years with partially filmed footage for the documentary, co-produced by the community.

One of the executive producers, Txai Suruí, was the only Brazilian to speak at the opening of the 26th UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, and became known around the world after pointing out the need to defend the Amazon against deforestation.

This week, “A Viagem de Pedro”, by Laís Bodanzky, “Entre Rosas”, by Pierre Pinaud and “The Next Step”, by Cédric Klapisch, are still showing. Extra sessions of “The Next Step” will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 11 am.

The schedules and the complete program can be checked at @paradigmacinearte or at


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