Uýra: The Rising Forest (Juliana Curi, 2022, 63 minutes, Brazil, USA, Portuguese w/ English subtitles, DCP)
Uýra, a trans-Indigenous artist, travels through the Amazon rainforest on a journey of self-discovery. Collaborating with village communities along the way, they use performance art, ancestral messages, and exquisite transformations—often created from materials found in the nearby forest—to confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil.
“Bold and expressive cinema” – Hollywood Times
“The Rising Forest is a visual feast. Even the decay of garbage-filled waterways offers a colourful panoply of horror from which it is impossible to turn away, repellent and seductive at the same time.” – PopMatters
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