“THE TERRITORY,” exploring the essence of land and belonging in the Amazon

Essentials come to the fore after a conflict arises
Neidinha Bandeira and Bitaté Uru Eu Wau Wau
Directed by Alex Fritz

As the opening of director Alex Pritz’s interesting new documentary “The Territory,” informs us, the Uru-eu-wau-wau people of Brazil were discovered by the country’s government in the eighties. The area of Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau occupation went from the valleys of the Madeira (to the north), Machado (to the east), Guaporé (to the south) rivers and on to the Mamoré (to the west), according to available ... more >

“Aquarela,” a lyrical experience that ties humankind to water

Written by Victor Kossakovsky and Aimara Reques
Produced by Aimara Reques, Heino Deckert, Sigrid Dyekjaer
Directed by Victor Kossakovsky

The overwhelming beauty of water stands as reminder, also, that humans are no match for the brute force and whimsy of earth’s most precious element. From the frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is “Aquarela’s main character. Director Victor Kossakovsky captures its many facets with startling lucidity. “Aquarela” ... more >