YFS Past Screenings & Events
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