Film review: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, from ‘Built For Speed’

The powerful, disturbing drama Embrace of the Serpent provides a scathing indictment of white colonialism and it’s destruction of indigenous cultures in the Amazon basin. The film is based on the diaries of two scientists from different decades: German ethnographic researcher Theodor Koch-Grunberg (Jan Bijvoet) and Botanist Richard Evans Schultes (Brionne Davis). Koch-Grunberg conducted a four year study of the

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