Media Arts Program
 

Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m.

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Cultivate Cinema Circle and Hallwalls present

Post-Colonialisms: Embrace of the Serpent

2015 / 125 minutes / Spanish with English subtitles / Black and White/Color
Directed by: Ciro Guerra


Please join Cultivate Cinema Circle and Hallwalls as we co-present a year-long series entitled Post-Colonialisms: World Cinema and Human Consequence.

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, Serpent centers 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.