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Uýra: The Rising Forest

Documentary 1h 12m 2022

Fully subtitled in English.

We will be hosting a live Q&A at Feb 9 - 5pm PT/ 8pm ET with director Juliana Curi producer Martina Sönksen and 2Spirit, Indigenous (Yurok) Korean-American transgender artist Coyote Park. Register here.

Uýra, a trans Indigenous artist, travels through the Amazon on a journey of self-discovery using performance art to teach Indigenous youth that they are the guardians of ancestral messages of the Amazon Forest. In a country that kills the highest number of trans, Indigenous, and environmentalist youth worldwide, Uýra leads a rising movement through arts and education while fostering unity and providing inspiration for the LGBTQIA+ and environmental movements in the heart of the Amazon Forest. Uýra’s performances are a metaphor inspired by the ecological cycle that mirrors social struggles: the destruction of the soil and violence against life, followed by the re-emergence of young plants that germinate quickly and make way for a renewed, stronger ecosystem.

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Juliana Curi


Martina Sönksen


Lívia Cheibub


Juliana Curi




Brazil, United States

Bonus Content

UYRA Q&A from HRWFF San Diego 2023