Embrace Of The Serpent


Sep 10, 2016

Maleny Community Centre

Dinner 6.00pm, Screening 8.00pm

Entry: $13 ($8 MFS members)


Embrace of the Serpent features the encounter, apparent betrayal and finally life-affirming friendship between an Amazonian shaman (the last survivor of his people) and two foreign scientists.

Thicker Than Water PosterAt once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra.

Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Embrace Of The Serpent centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him.

The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

Please note for this event that dinner commences at 6pm (sold separately) and the screening commences at 7.15pm.

Maleny Film Society members can buy tickets pre-sale through their website and non-members can register through the link above.

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