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EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

El Abrazo de la Serpiente

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Directed by Ciro Guerra
Colombia, Venezuela, 2015
Adventure, Drama

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The story of the friendship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and two scientists, over the course of 40 years. Inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon in search of the sacred psychedelic Yakruna plant.

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The story of the friendship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and two scientists, over the course of 40 years. Inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon in search of the sacred psychedelic Yakruna plant.

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Embrace of the SerpentDirected byCiro Guerra

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2015 | Winner: C.I.C.A.E. Award (Directors' Fortnight)
Academy Awards
2016 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Sundance Film Festival
2016 | Winner: Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
Independent Spirit Awards
2016 | Nominee: Best International Film

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