Uyra: The Rising Forest (UYRA: A RETOMEDA FLORESTA)

Sunday October 23rd 2022, 3:30 pm

Streaming: October 24th - October 26th

Gateway Cinemas Fort Lauderdale
1820 E Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Film Details

Runtime: 72 minutes

Language: In Portuguese with English subtitles

Director: Juliana Curi

Country: Brazil, 2022

Genre: Artist, Documentary, Environmental, Trans

In this poetic and visually hypnotic odyssey through the Amazon rainforest, Indigenous artist Uýra harnesses the interconnecting power of their native, queer, and trans identities to blaze a trail of ecological activism and LGBTQ+ pride across big cities and small villages alike. Crafting garments of eye-popping color and objects found along the way into stunning transformational performances, their reveries dazzle against the decay of environmental racism and transphobia to educate local audiences and remind them of the transformative powers of art and advocacy. UYRA: THE RISING FOREST is bold and expressive cinema that seems to hold the future in its hand; this journey is nothing short of a miracle.

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