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Embrace of the serpent = El abrazo de la serpiente [videorecording] / Ciudad Lunar en coproducción con MC Producciones, Buffalo Films, Norte Sur Producciones, en asocio con Caracol Televisión, Dabo García Producciones, con el apoyo de INCAA, CNAC, Hubert Bals Fund, Programa IBERMEDIA, Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematográfico, presenta ; producida por Cristina Gallego ; guión, Ciro Guerra, Jacques Toulemonde ; dirigida por Ciro Guerra.

Guerra, Ciro, 1981- (Film director, Screenwriter). Gallego, Cristina. (Film producer, Film editor). Toulemonde Vidal, Jacques. (Screenwriter). Gallego, David. (Cinematographer). Linares, Nascu. (Composer). Boussac, Etienne. (Film editor). Torres, Nilbio. (Actor). Bolívar, Antonio (Actor) (Actor). Miguee, Yauenkü. (Actor). Bijvoet, Jan, 1966- (Actor). Davis, Brionne. (Actor). Sciamanna, Luigi. (Actor). Cancino, Nicolás. (Actor). Martínez, Pediwake Daniel. (Actor). Sabogal, José (Actor) (Actor). Koch-Grünberg, Theodor, 1872-1924 Works. Selections. (Added Author). Schultes, Richard Evans. Works. Selections. (Added Author). Ciudad Lunar Producciones. (Production company). CARACOL Televisión (Colombia) (Production company). NorteSur Producciones. (Production company). MC Producciones. (Production company). Buffalo Films. (Production company). Dago García Producciones. (Production company). Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía. (Production company). Instituto de Cultura Alimentaria Andina. (Production company). Ibermedia (Firm) (Production company). Hubert Bals Fund. (Production company). Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm) (Film distributor). Nilbio Torres, Tafillama--Antonio Bolívar Salvador, Yauenkü Miguee, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Luigi Sciamanna, Nicolás Cancino, Pediwake Daniel Martínez, José Sabogal. (Cast).

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Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9786316435323
  • ISBN: 6316435320
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from title screens.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Special features: Making "Embrace of the Serpent"; Adventure, culture, history, magic : in-depth behind the scenes segments; Lessons from the Amazon : new interview with actor Brionne Davis; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, David Gallego ; editors, Etienne Boussac & Cristina Gallego ; music, Nascuy Linares.
Participant or Performer Note:
Nilbio Torres, Tafillama--Antonio Bolívar Salvador, Yauenkü Miguee, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Luigi Sciamanna, Nicolás Cancino, Pediwake Daniel Martínez, José Sabogal.
Summary, etc.:
The film 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.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 0 (all region), NTSC; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby surround & stereo.
Language Note:
Contains the following languages throughout: Spanish, English, German, Latin, Portuguese, Huitoto, Okaina, Tikuna, Wanano. Include optional English subtitles.
Awards Note:
Nominee, 2016 Academy Award, Best Foreign Language Film
Winner, 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
Winner, 2015 Cannes Film Festival, C.I.C.A.E. Award
Local Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for LENG-223 (Evans).
Subject: Koch-Grünberg, Theodor, 1872-1924 > Drama.
Schultes, Richard Evans > Drama.
Karamakate > Drama.
Shamans > Colombia > Amazonas (Department) > Drama.
Scientists > Colombia > Amazonas (Department) > Drama.
Friendship > Colombia > Amazonas (Department) > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Fiction films.
Historical fiction.

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