CineCulture: Embrace of the Serpent, 11-18, 5 p.m.

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CineCulture: Embrace of the Serpent, 11-18, 5 p.m.

Postby mhusain » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:34 am

(Film Screening Friday, November 18, 5:00 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

*November 18: Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente) (2015)
Film will begin at 5 p.m.
Discussant: Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in Embrace of the Serpent, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Serpent 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. The film has won numerous prestigious awards, including awards at Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and was an Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In Spanish, Portuguese, Aboriginal, German, Catalan, and Latin, 125 minutes.

Co-Sponsors: The Department of Chicano & Latin American Studies, the College of Arts & Humanities, the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures, the Department of Political Science, and the Center for Creativity and the Arts.

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.
Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance to your participation.
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