Great independent films. Great conversations with the filmmakers.
Tue, Dec 6, 2022
STORYSCREEN | 445 Main St. | Beacon, NY
Screening at 7pm / Doors at 6:30pm
THE TERRITORY provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. With awe-inspiring cinematography showcasing the titular landscape and richly textured sound design, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to the farmers and settlers illegally burning and clearing the protected Indigenous land. Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, the film relies on vérité footage captured over three years as the community risks their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth.
Film website: https://films.nationalgeographic.com/the-territory
– – – Q&A with editor CARLOS ROJAS to follow the screening – – –
Carlos Rojas is a documentary editor based in New York City. He has edited They Took Them Alive (Full Frame 2017) and Tre, Maison, Dasanâ (San Francisco Intl FF 2018), for which he received the Karen Schmeer award for excellence in documentary editing at IFFBoston. He has also edited The Great Hack (Sundance 2019), White Noise (AFI 2020) and the Netflix documentary series We Are: The Brooklyn Saints (2021). Rojas was a contributing editor at the Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab in 2013 and 2016 and an advisor at the Sundance Art of Editing Lab in 2020.
Ticket Price: $12
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