The Territory ~ Indigenous Wisdom for the Earth



In our August conversation, we spoke to Sigrid Dyekjaer, one of the producers of a new National Geographic documentary film The Territory.

This film, co-produced by the Uru-eu-wau-wau community, follows the vital, inspiring fight of the Uru-eu-wau-wau people of Brazil to defend their land from non-Indigenous farmers intent on colonising their protected territory in the Amazon rainforest. What makes the film even more remarkable is that, as the pandemic hit and the region was closed off to any outside visitors, including crew, what should have stopped filming, instead inspired the filmmakers and the Ure-eu-wau-wau to pick up the cameras themselves. 

“Whoever watches the film will see our daily life as it is. And I believe that by showing sides of the story, the film could help both sides look at the situation differently. So the invaders can understand us but also so we can understand what makes them invade the land and threaten people with death. And maybe we can reflect on a solution to this situation that is extremely dangerous for the Indigenous, for the forest and for the land-grabbers.” ~Neidinha, a prominent community member of the Uru-eu-wau-wau

We are so grateful for Sigrid speaking with us and sharing her perspective on making this incredible film. It premiered in the US on the 19th of August and it will be coming to the UK, Europe, Brazil and select worldwide locations in September.  


For more information about the film please visit: theterritory.film

To take action please visit:
https://theterritoryimpact.org/