Carnegie 10 International Film Series – Embrace Of The Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)
In honor of the diversity of films from around the world and in homage to the indispensable Cinema 10 series of Potsdam, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures & the Language Resource Center are pleased to present:
Embrace Of The Serpent
The film tells two stories, taking place in 1909 and 1940, both featuring 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.
Language: Spanish with English subtitles