Uyra: The Rising Forest film screening & discussion

Event Details

Uyra: The Rising Forest film screening & discussion

What: Documentary screening + discussion
When: January 7th, 7p
Where: Eugene Art House
Who: All identities welcome, recommended 13+ years old
$15: Click here for tickets

Uyra: The Rising Forest is a documentary showcasing the art and eco-activism of Uýra, an Indigenous transgender Brazilian creating healing rituals for their community via drag performance.

Uýra travels through the Amazon using performance art to teach indigenous youth that they are the guardians of ancestral messages of the Amazon forest. Uýra fosters unity and provides inspiration for the LGBTQIA+ and environmental movements in the heart of the Amazon Forest.

Uýra’s performances are a metaphor inspired by the ecological cycle that mirrors social struggles: The destruction of the soil and violence against life, followed by the re-emergence of young plants that germinate quickly and make way for a renewed, stronger ecosystem.

Following the film will be a discussion and mini-ritual to integrate the art together.

CLICK HERE For link to trailer


Wheelchair-accessible seating. The main restrooms are not ADA-compliant but accessible restrooms can be unlocked as needed. The film is subtitled in English but the documentary is in Portuguese. For ASL interpretation of the discussion after the film, please request to by 12/25.

More Information

@RitualsforResilience on IG, @rewirefilmfest on IG, @kalilcohen on Facebook,

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