Embrace of the Serpent (12A)

Karamakate, a warrior shaman and last of his tribe, transcends the worlds of men and seeks truth through their dreams. He alone knows how to find the mysterious and psychedelic Yakruna plant; for some it has life-saving properties, for others it is a commodity waiting to be exploited. Two scientists, in two different times with very different agendas enlist Karamakate on their individual quests in an epic adventure into the heart of the Colombian Amazon to find this mythical plant.

This Oscar nominated film is seen through Karamakate’s eyes and bears witness to the effects ofcolonialism, religion and theexploitation of rubber, that affect indigenous traditions and the environment to which they are inextricably linked.

Adventure | Drama | History

Dir. Ciro Guerra, Colombia/Venezuala/Argentina, 2015, 125 mins, subtitles

Cast: Jan Bijovet, Brionne Davis, Antonio Bolivar, Yauenku Miguee



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