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Embrace of the Serpent

This screening took place on
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 7:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, centres on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

In Spanish | Portuguese | Aboriginal | German | Catalan | Latin with English subtitles.

“An intense journey and very rewarding visual feast.” The Film Experience

  • Directed by Ciro Guerra
  • 2015, Columbia
  • 125 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
Embrace of the Serpent

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