Science on Screen: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

| 2015 | 123 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ciro Guerra

Wednesday April 19, 2017


$12 General Admission, FREE for Members,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Ciro Guerra

JAN BIJVOET, NILBIO TORRES, ANTONIO BOLÍVAR

1276479_635419116534596_7548242008022881913_oSpecial Guest: Holly Bellebuono, medical herbalist, award-winning author, and national speaker on influential ethnobotanists, ethnobotany in general, and her work with indigenous and shamanic healers in particular, drawing from her documentary project, Women Healers of the World.

 

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EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is a 2015 Colombian adventure drama film directed by Ciro Guerra. The film won the Art Cinema Award in the Directors’ Spotlight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and it is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.embrace2

The film tells two stories, taking place in 1909 and 1940, both starring Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his tribe. He travels with two scientists, German Theodor Koch-Grunberg and American Richard Evans Schultes, to look for the rare yakruna, a sacred plant. The film is loosely inspired by the diaries written by the two scientists during their field work in the Amazon.

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"A visually mesmerizing exploration of man, nature and the destructive powers of colonialism." -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"The ravages of colonialism cast a dark pall over the stunning South American landscape in Embrace of the Serpent, the latest visual astonishment from the gifted Colombian writer-director Ciro Guerra." -Justin Chang, Varietyembrace1

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