Landscapes of Repair and Resistance: Manifesta 14 Prishtina Special Programme at DokuFest

UÝRA – The Rising Forest

UÝRA – A Retomada da Floresta

Brazil, United States
2022 — 72' / Color



Uýra, a trans-indigenous artist travels through the Amazon forest on a journey of self-discovery using performance art and ancestral messages to teach indigenous youth and confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil.

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Director Biography

Juliana Curi is a Brazilian-Latinx film director and visual artist. Deeply influenced by the social cinema school, she graduated in Journalism, and began her career in the creative department of MTV Brazil, developing social awareness campaigns about HIV, Politics, and Climate Justice focused on Brazilian youth. Since then, Juliana was the UN Women’s Award winner with the P&G Campaign as the best campaign in Latin America that defies gender stereotypes, 2021 Bric Brooklyn Film+TV Resident, part of the board of supporters and director of the launching campaign of More Grls, the first roadmap to female talent in Brazil which aims to fight gender inequality and she signed the exhibitions Pink Intervention Exhibition (Spotte Art NY, Artsy) and The Battle of the Body at Centro Cultural São Paulo (São Paulo Cultural Center). She currently lives in the United States, is co-founder of the filmmaking social program EUETU Lab and signs the script, direction, and production of the feature film UYRA – The Rising Forest, grated by Doc Society – Climate Story Unit and Bric Brooklyn Residency. The film had its first theatrical trailer exhibited during COP 26 and is slated to be released in 2022.

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Juliana Curi


João Henrique Kurtz

Juliana Curi

Lívia Cheibub

Martina Sönksen

Uýra Sodoma


Thiago Moraes


Lívia Cheibub

Lucas Camargo De Barros

Renan Cipriano


C -Afrobrasil

Eber Pinheiro

Official Film Website


Azores Filmes
Rua Doutor Veiga Filho, 122 Apt 202
São Paulo SP CEP 01.229-000, Brasil
João Henrique Kurtz
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+55 (11) 99508-0048