Martina Sönksen is a Brazilian screenwriter and filmmaker.
Her credits include UÝRA - THE RISING FOREST, a feature documentary about Uýra, a trans-indigenous artist who 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; SOBREPOSTAS (2021) a 13 Episode TV Show on Canal Brasil about trans and cis female sexuality; THE KARMA KILLINGS (2016), available on Amazon Prime Video, selected by DOCS MX, DOCS Valéncia and recommended by Film Bazaar; THE PIGEON KINGS OF BROOKLYN (2015) was featured on Narrative.ly, chosen as Staff Pick on Vimeo and selected by Brooklyn Academy of Music/BAM to be exhibited at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Free Summer Movie 2015. As a subtitle translator she worked in projects for VICE on HBO, VICE NEWS and VICELAND.
Before working in film, she worked as a Creative Planner @ Publicis Brasil.
She was a 2020 fellow at the BRIClab Film+TV along with her partners Juliana Curi, Lívia Cheibub and João Henrique Kurtz with the feature documentary UÝRA - The Rising Forest (2022), granted by Doc Society Climate Story Fund in 2021.
She lived in Brooklyn NY from 2010 to 2020 and she’s currently living in São Paulo.
THE KARMA KILLINGS | Story Producer and Archival Researcher
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