Uyra - The Rising Forest

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  view details and directions

Uyra - The Rising Forest

In this lyrical and visually spellbinding film, Uýra, a trans-indigenous performance artist and ecologist, travels on a journey of self-discovery through the Amazon, using performance art and ancestral messages to teach indigenous youth and confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil. Utilizing dance, poetry, eye-popping make-up, and costumes — many of them incorporating natural elements found in the forest —Uýra and their fellow activist-artists bring their message promoting LGBTQ+ rights and environmental protection. The quiet, insistent bravery of Uýra’s actions flies in the face of Brazil’s repressive political institutions, making their action all the more inspiring in this deeply moving film.

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2828 N Clark, Chicago, IL