Hello people of the good life. Today’s movie tip is about Embrace of the Serpent created by Ciro Guerra. It’s described as “an attempt to build a bridge between western and Amazonian storytelling”. Embrace of the serpent takes you on a dreamlike exploration, observing the indigenous people in Colombia in the Amazon.
Inspired by real life journals kept by Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes in search for a rare psychedelic healing flower in the jungle. Ciro Guerra’s movie is breathtaking; a voyage of spiritual discovery. The movie centers on a Amazonian Shaman called Karamakate and two Western scientists. It focusses on the forgotten indigenous community. It’s almost like you are in some sort of psychedelic road trip in the jungle. The movie deals with the history of colonial oppression and religion.
Check out the trailer of Embrace of the Serpent. – Or check out the full movie here.