Film Screening – THE TERRITORY

January 22 2023 / 5:00pm - January 25 2023 / 5:00pm

The Comox Valley Art Gallery Film Series is a selection of titles from the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit. A total of 8 films will be presented during the winter/spring 2023 Series, with each film screening twice.

Films screen at 5PM on Sundays + Wednesdays at Landmark Cinemas — 2655 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay.


This film will screen on Sunday, January 22 + Wednesday, January 25.

Director: Alex Pritz
Starring: Bitaté Uru Eu Wau Wau, Neidinha Bandeira
Language: Portuguese, Tupi with English subtitles
Length: 83 mins
Country: Brazil, Denmark, USA
Year: 2022

Partially shot by the film’s subjects and filmed over the course of several years, director Alex Pritz’s feature documentary debut follows the struggle of the Uru-eu-wau-wau people as they defend their land from deforestation. With breathtaking cinematography of the dramatic landscape as parts of the Amazon rainforest burn, The Territory offers insight into the precious — and precarious — ecosystems under threat.

There are fewer than 200 people living in the Uru-eu-wau-wau community, and the film follows how this small group of mighty land defenders protect the sovereignty of more than 18,000 square kilometres of rainforest from non-natives who seek to exploit it. Bitaté Uru-eu-wau-wau, a young Indigenous leader, and his mentor Neidinha Bandeira decide to try a new tactic to protect their land and community: they create their own news media team to reclaim their story, risking their lives to expose the truth.

The Territory is an arresting look at the tireless fight of the Uru-eu-wau-wau, and the ever-present dangers of exploitative expansion and colonialism.

Tickets + Passes Available at CVAG:

Tickets are $14 for CVAG Members, $15 for Non-Members.
Season passes for all 8 films are $98 for CVAG Members, $105 for Non-Members.

Tickets are for the day specified on ticket only.

Tickets/passes are available for purchase at CVAG’s SHOP:MADE or over the phone at 250.338.6211. We are open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10AM – 5PM.

Note: We recommend that you purchase tickets in advance. The films often sell out, and there may not be tickets available at Landmark Cinemas on the day of the screening. All seating is first come, first served. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the film; there is no seating after 5PM.

Click here for the full schedule of screenings for the CVAG Film Series – Winter/Spring 2023.