Embrace of the Serpent

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Colombia | 2015 | 125 minutes | Ciro Guerra

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