EMBRACE THE Serpent is a poetic, dreamlike, journey through the Colombian Amazon is the next film to be screened as part of the Galway Film Society's current winter film season.
Shamen Karamakate, the last of his tribe, guides two explorers, both searching for the sacred and rare yakruna plant. Theodor believes it will cure the fever threatening his life; Richard is researching for academic purposes. Throughout the journeys, both travellers see the influence and ravages of colonialism, the rubber barons, and the missionaries, as local tribes are stripped of their traditions, freedom, and language. Sight & Sound called the film "a roar of protest against colonialism, told from the perspective of an indigenous protagonist”.
The film will be screened this Sunday in the Town Hall Theatre at 8pm. For tickets contact 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie