Monday Cinema: The Territory

January 16 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Monday Cinema The Territory January 16 at 4 pm Royal Theatre Trail

When a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest, a young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and an uncontacted group living deep within the forest.

“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.

“Gorgeously and… ingeniously conceived,” THE TERRITORY makes "a bold statement about the lens through which indigenous peoples are often brought to the silver screen." – IndieWire

“It’s an exceptional documentary that finds hope amid despair.” - San Jose Mercury News

“Pritz's docu-thriller…is hard to tear away from, with moments of beauty, but also of heart-racing dread.” - BuzzFeed News


97% Rotten Tomatoes

Director: Alex Pritz / Cast: Neidinha Bandeira Bitaté Uru Eu Wau Wau / Country: Brazil, Denmark, United States / Length: 1h 24 mins / Language: Portuguese, Tupi / Genre: Documentary / Rating: PG

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Monday Cinema is presented by Trail and District Arts Council and screens at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail.

All films begin at 4:00 pm.

Tickets $12 at or call the Box Office Monday to Friday from 12-4 pm.

Only 143 tickets available for this screening.

If tickets are available, they will go on sale at the venue 30 minutes before the screening. Cash only at the door. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Upcoming films in the series are:

The Swearing Jar: January 23 - “The Swearing Jar” follows aspiring singer-songwriter Carey and explores love, forgiveness, and self-recrimination and asks, “what happens when you find not one, but two, true soul mates.”

Triangle of Sadness: January 30 – In Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Please note, this film has a scene of vomiting for an extended period of time.

Rosie: February 6 – An orphaned Indigenous girl is forced to live with her reluctant, street-smart, francophone aunty and her two gender-bending best friends in 80's Montreal.

Living: February 13 - In 1950s London, a humorless civil servant decides to take time off work to experience life after receiving a grim diagnosis.

No Film February 20

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Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: The Royal Theatre
Address: 1597 Bay Ave, Trail, BC V1R 4B2