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Indigenous LGBTQ+ artists and activists rally around their community in the Amazon rainforest to fight for environmental and social justice in Brazil


This captivating documentary follows Uýra, a trans-indigenous artist traveling 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.

As Bolsonaro’s right-wing government continues to wreak havoc on social rights movements and ecological sustainability efforts, UYRA shines a light on how such interventions from artists on the margins are vital to begin rectifying the damage done to our planet and its inhabitants.

Virtual Encore available to stream 12/9-12/15


Juliana Curi


Uýra Sodoma, Juliana Curi, Martina Sönksen


Uýra Sodoma, Zahy Guajajara