Embrace of the Serpent

A film by Ciro Guerra 
Starring Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolívar, Jan Bijvoet

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in Embrace of the Serpent. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, it 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 travelled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

OVID Exclusive!

Six documentaries from Reel Voices!
 OVID is presenting six highlights from Pacific Arts Movement’s “Reel Voices” program. Reel Voices empowers high school students to learn the art of documentary filmmaking. The subjects of these films were chosen by the students, and they will surprise you with their craft and insight.

Moroni for President
A film by Saila Huusko and Jasper Rischen

Determined to shake up the status quo and bring positive change to his people, a gay college professor begins a grassroots campaign to become the next president of the Navajo Nation.