What happens when the land you called home has been pillaged by colonialists? And what happens when you’re the last one left? Here’s your answer
Embrace of the Serpent follows Karamakate, a shaman from the Amazon who is the last survivor of his indigenous tribe. In 1909, after becoming friends with a German scientist-explorer named Theodor Koch-Grunberg, the two set off in search of Yakruna, a rare psychedelic plant. Years later, Karamakate takes American scientist Richard Evans Schultes on a similar search.
Embrace of the Serpent, an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, follows the parallel stories of Karamakate’s journeys with Koch-Grunberg and Evans Schultes.
“We didn’t know for sure if he was a bulldog until we got there,” Maldonado told we are mitú. In fact, all Maldonado and his team knew was there was dog that had been found in a dumpster behind a restaurant.
“I’ve grown really attached to him,” Maldonado said about Sherlock’s future. “He’ll need a lot of special and medical attention, so it’ll be a few months before we know if he can be adopted or if we are going to keep him.”