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One Planet: In The Territory, Brazil’s Uru-eu-wau-wau people protect their land from invaders & illegal deforestation

A motorcyclist rides through a burning rainforest in the documentary “The Territory.”(Alex Pritz / Amazon Land Documentary)

On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, we discuss The Territory, a new documentary about the ongoing fight to save the Amazon rainforest from land grabbers, loggers, and corporations.

In the 1980s, the Brazilian government had its first contact with the Uru-eu-wau-wau people. They use drones, cameras, and GPS devices to protect their land from invaders. They agreed to work on this film because they want the world to see what’s happening. What can we do to support them?


Alex Pritz, director, cinematographer, and co-editor of The Territory

Web Resources:

National Geographic: In a besieged Amazon, people take up cameras to save their land

The Intercept: The Front Lines of the End of the World — And the Fight to Save the Amazon

Reuters: Battle to halt Amazon deforestation laid bare in film 'The Territory'

The Guardian: Large parts of Amazon may never recover, major study says

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.