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UK Premiere: UÝRA - The Rising Forest (18) + ScreenTalk

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2022 (Captions/BSL)

Fringe! UÝRA

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

Manifesting liberation through sharing history and nature drag. Alongside a community of queer Afro-Brazilians, they reinvent drag to bring the life-sustaining power of the forest to the urban spaces of Manaus. This prescient doc amplifies the queer and trans voices of colour at the centre of the fight for climate justice.

Before the feature, we will be screening the short film Chaac + Yum by Roberto FatalInspired by the sacred and ancient relationship between Chaac, the Mayan deity of Rain, and Yum, the Mayan deity of corn, this short erotic drama tells a story about two queer, Mayan-descended Two Spirits who meet at a queer San Francisco bar.

Post screening we will be joined on stage by Rico Johnson-Sinclair and, via Zoom, director Juliana Curi and producer Martina Sönksen and Chaac + Yum director Roberto Fatal for a ScreenTalk.

US, Brazil, 2022 dir Juliana Curi 73 min

US 2022 dir Roberto Fatal 12 min

This screening is locally classified.

This screening has Hard of Hearing Captions and the ScreenTalk has BSL interpretation

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