Ciro Guerra is a Colombian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his 2015 film EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. In 2018, he released his fourth feature film, BIRDS OF PASSAGE, co-directed with Cristina Gallego. Guerra states that it is "like a gangster film, but something completely different from any gangster film that you have ever seen".
In the 70s, as the american youth embraces hippie culture, marijuana bonanza hits Colombia, quickly turning farmers into seasoned businessmen. In the Guajira desert, a Wayuu indigenous family takes a leading role in this new venture, and discovers the perks of wealth and power. But when greed, passion, and honour blend together, a fratricidal war breaks out and will soon put their family, their lives and their ancestral traditions at stake.
Embrace Of The Serpent
A film by Ciro Guerra
2015 - Colombia - Adventure/Drama
A tale of the first encounter, approach, betrayal and life-transcending friendship between an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two explorers that become the first men to travel the Northwest Amazon in search of ancestral knowledge.
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