Embrace of the Serpent

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"A poetic and haunting journey into a lost world."
  • NR
  • 2016
  • 2 hr 5 min
  • 7.9  (21,856)
  • 82

Karamakate is the last surviving member of his tribe. He comes from a noble race who has witnessed the traversing of white men into the Amazonian regions of Brazil for decades. Some of the encounters were benevolent, yet some were too violent to believe. This is the story of those encounters told with vivid descriptions from Karamakate himself in his native tongue. He is not only a survivor of the racial transformation of the Amazon, but a man who possesses skills unique amongst his people. He is a recognized medicine man. As a shaman, Karamakate was the cultural counsellor of his people. He witnessed and heard stories that could never be accurately communicated by any other means than through the tribe's venerable oral tradition. In stunning and moving black and white video interviews, Karamakate is finally able to reveal the secrets behind the loss of his people, and the transformation of the world's largest primitive wilderness.

Embrace of the Serpent
Embrace Of The Serpent (US)
Embrace Of The Serpent (US)

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Karamakate is the last surviving member of his tribe. He comes from a noble race who has witnessed the traversing of white men into the Amazonian regions of Brazil for decades. Some of the encounters were benevolent, yet some were too violent to believe. This is the story of those encounters told with vivid descriptions from Karamakate himself in his native tongue.

He is not only a survivor of the racial transformation of the Amazon, but a man who possesses skills unique amongst his people. He is a recognized medicine man. As a shaman, Karamakate was the cultural counsellor of his people. He witnessed and heard stories that could never be accurately communicated by any other means than through the tribe's venerable oral tradition. In stunning and moving black and white video interviews, Karamakate is finally able to reveal the secrets behind the loss of his people, and the transformation of the world's largest primitive wilderness.

Embrace of the Serpent is a 2016 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 5 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.9 and a MetaScore of 82.

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Embrace of the Serpent is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Embrace of the Serpent for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2016
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    2 hr 5 min
  • Language
    Spanish,Portuguese,German,Catalan,Latin,Amazonian
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (21,856)
  • Metascore
    82