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Embrace of the Serpent Film Screening | Interdisciplinary Programs

Apr 18, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Chandler-Ullmann Hall - 230
17 Memorial Walk
Bethlehem PA 18015

Jenny Chao Office of Interdisciplinary Programs

Latin American and Latino Studies "Embrace of the Serpent" Director, Ciro Guerra (2015). Presented by Assistant Professor Miguel Pillado, MLL 

Shot black-and-white, the Embrace of the Serpent (2015) features the encounter, apparent betrayal and finally life-affirming friendship between an Amazonian shaman (the last survivor of his people) and two foreign scientists (German Theo von Martius in 1909 and an American named Evan in 1940) who search for the rare sacred plant yakruna. Embrace of the Serpent won the Art Cinema Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and Best Picture at the 2016 Riviera International Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

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