2022 Outfest LA LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Virtual - UÝRA, The Rising Forest

Expired July 26, 2022 3:00 PM
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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. Uýra reclaims the natural splendor and ancestral spirit of the land by brilliantly connecting themselves and their work as a prayer to the earth, proving that creative expression and collective action can renew the ground on which they walk. A piece of bold and expressive cinema that seems to hold the future in its hand, this journey is nothing short of a miracle.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    72 minutes
  • Language
    Portuguese, Ze'eng Eté
  • Country
    Brazil, USA
  • Premiere
    Los Angeles
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  • Director
    Juliana Curi
  • Screenwriter
    Juliana Curi, Martina Sönksen
  • Producer
    João Henrique Kurtz, Juliana Curi, Lívia Cheibub, Martina Sönksen, Uýra Sodoma
  • Executive Producer
    João Henrique Kurtz, Lívia Cheibub
  • Co-Producer
    Abou Farman, Ezequiel Soules, Itaal Shur, Leandro Badalotti, Ram Devineni, Thiago Moraes
  • Cast
    Uýra Sodoma, Zahy Guajajara
  • Cinematographer
    Thiago Moraes
  • Editor
    Lívia Cheibub, Lucas Camargo de Barros, Renan Cipriano
  • Production Design
    Francisco Ricardo Lima Caetano
  • Composer
    Nascuy Linares
  • Sound Design
    C-AFROBRASIL, INPUT - Arte Sonora
  • Music
    Nascuy Linares, Josyara, Jam da Silva