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El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent)

Winner of the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, this visually startling black-and-white tale of the Amazon intercuts two journeys of a lone shaman 40 years apart. The last of the Cohiuano people, he lives in harmony with the rainforest, despite the incursion of missionaries and rubber barons, and he guides two scientists looking for a sacred healing plant.

Amherst, MA: Oct. 26 at Amherst Cinema. Introduction by Dr. Chris Dole, Medical Anthropologist, Amherst College.

Earlier Event: October 25
Asesinos Inocentes (Innocent Killers)