Screen/Society--Uýra: The Rising Forest (Juliana Curi, 2022) | Amazon Film Series
The Amazon Lab at FHI & Screen/Society present:
The Amazon Film Series #1: "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.
"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
"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
View trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVPmMxPR_JU
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