Denmark, United States, Brazil / 2022 / 85'
In the Brazilian rainforest, a battle is being waged between the last of the indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe and the farmers who – supported by President Bolsonaro – are slowly eating into their otherwise protected territory. But young activist and leader Bitate has no intention of giving up without a fight. Together with his mentor, Neidinha, he is mobilizing an army of self-taught journalists to patrol the jungle and catch the land grabbers in action. With a video camera as their only weapon against the chainsaws, Bitate and his men risk their lives to stop the clearing of the forest before it’s too late.
Director: Alex Pritz
Photography: Alex Pritz; Tangãi Uru-eu-wau-wau
Editing: Carlos Rojas Felice
Sound: Rune Klausen, Peter Albrechtsen, MPSE
Music: Katya Mihailova
Production: Darren Aronofsky, Will N. Miller, Gabriel Uchida, Lizzie Gillett, Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær, Will Miller
Co-production: Color of May
Festivals and Awards:
Sundance – Audience Award and Special Jury Award for Documentary Craft, USA (2022), CPH:DOX – F:ACT Award, Denmark (2022), Movies that Matter – Activist Documentary Award, Netherlands (2022), True False Film Festival, USA (2022), Full Frame Film Festival, USA (2022)
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