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Embracing the Serpent

Tuesday 22nd March / presented by Kylie Sturgess

Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Embrace of the Serpent is a dreamlike tale of Amazonian adventure.

In 1909, German scientist Theodor Koch-Grunberg travelled down the Amazon to learn about its people and search for a fabled healing plant. Thirty years later, American Richard Evans Schultes tried to repeat the research.

Embrace of the Serpent is a poetic, philosophical and even trance-like journey through time and space - and it's currently screening as a part of the Perth International Arts Festival.

RTRFM reporter Kylie Sturgess spoke to the director of Embrace the Serpent, Cirro Guerra…

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