Sunday, June 26, 2016

Embrace of the Serpent

The Gist: A revered Amazonian shaman, last of his people, is approached by two white researchers, decades apart, to help them find a rare, sacred plant believed to have unique healing powers.

Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Embrace of the Serpent is a raw and emotional film that dares to show us the ugly truth about white colonialism and the havoc it wreaked on the Americas' indigenous peoples.

The Bottom Line: Embrace of the Serpent is slow and methodical but delivers an important message and is well acted and edited.

Grade: 6

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