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In Brazil’s Amazon forest, the Indigenous Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau people have been fighting tirelessly against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers.
That is the subject of the documentary “The Territory,” which won a couple of Sundance Film Festival awards earlier this year and hits theaters today.
Across the globe, communities have fought — and continue to fight — similar environmental battles. And for some communities, environmental justice looks like rooting this work in Indigenous and ancestral knowledge, and away from the norms that colonization has brought about.
Here are five other documentaries that highlight environmental justice issues in the United States, Ecuador, Spain and beyond.