Come with us on a breathtaking meditative journey through the Amazon with Uýra, an indigenous non-binary performance artist treated as an outsider on their own land.
Uýra: The Rising Forest is an inspiring documentary about self-expression and education through art, in defiance of a deeply repressive political regime within Brazil. Resisting against their marginalisation, Uýra travels across the Amazon to conduct workshops, educating locals around environmental preservation and promoting LGBTIQ+ rights with creative modes of expression. Poetically presented with lush, vibrant cinematography, Uýra allows us to experience this unique form of activism first-hand.
· Audience Award for Best Documentary, Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2022
· Special Programming Award for Freedom, Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival 2022
· Best Indigenous Feature & Best Native Feature, BendFilm Festival 2022
“See it because it’s brilliantly made; see it because it’s one of those rare pieces of cinema which could permanently change the way you think.”
— Eye for Film