Film: Embrace of the Serpent/El abrazo de la serpiente (Spain/Colombia)
September 1, 2016
¡Globalquerque!, Avokado Artists, and the NHCC present the International Cinema Series in September; films in this series are presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Twelfth Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture, returning to the NHCC on September 23 & 24.
The ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the landscape in Ciro Guerra’s Embrace of the Serpent, centering on an Amazonian shaman, the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who forge a friendship with him over 40 years. It was inspired by the journals of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of a sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic plant.
2015; Spanish, Huitoto, Latin, Okaina, Portuguese, Tikuna, Wanano, German, English, with English subtitles; 125 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show