The Territory (ENG SUBS)
The Territory offers drastic images of the tireless struggle between the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against farmers and illegal settlers driving the pervasive deforestation. With breathtaking cinematography and superior sound quality, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community. The Territory shows unprecedented access to footage of the farmers and settlers illegally burning and clearing the protected indigenous land. The film is based on vérité footage shot over three years by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people. The community has risked their lives to set up their own news media team in hopes of uncovering the truth now.
On October the 27th we will be screening The Territory in combination with a paneltalk in collaboration and Reveal Film. The panel will be formed Sigrid Deters and Sherlien Sanches.
Sigrid Deters is the Climate and Biodiversity campaign manager at Greenpeace Netherlands. She fights for a world without natural destruction, working on issues such as deforestation, climate change and indigenous rights.
Sherlien Sanches organizes events with her own organization “A Touch of Spirit” for organizations that generate a social and societal impact. She is a museum teacher at the Tropenmuseum and a culture carrier working to increase the visibility of the Indigenous communities in the Netherlands and Suriname.