Embrace of the Serpent
April 15 - 21, 2016
SIFF Film Center | Final Shows, Ends Thurs!
This blistering commentary on the ravages of colonialism, filmed in gorgeous black and white, is inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who, 40 years apart, traveled the Colombian Amazon with the help of a tribal shaman in search of the hard-to-find and sacred psychedelic Yakruna plant.
- Director: Ciro Guerra
- Principal Cast: Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolívar, Yauenkü Miguee, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis
- Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
- Year: 2015
- Running Time: 125 minutes
- Language: Various with English subtitles