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Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival 2018

Green River. The Time of the Yakurunas

Rio Verde. El tiempo de los Yakurunas

Directed by Alvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento

Documentary Feature / Peru / 2017 / Ayahuasca, Documentary, Environment, Indigenous, Spirituality / 70 mins / Spanish with English subtitles / Digital / West Coast Premiere

Green River. The Time of the Yakurunas

Roxie Theater
09/16/2018 1:15 PM

Description

Guided by ayahuasca chants, GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS is a poetic journey into the depths of the Amazon. The film explores the perception of time in three small villages intertwined by the flowing waters of the Amazon river, immersing the viewer in a landscape inhabited by shamans and archetypical societies. This hybrid narrative depicts the bodies of native elders to evoke the ghosts of rubber colonialism at the end of XIX century, the memory of ancient indigenous cultures still alive, but in danger of disappearing as a consequence of global capitalism.


Director's Bio

Born in 1982 in Peru, Alvaro Sarmiento is a filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. Founder of HDPERU, an independent production company focused in the defense of native peoples’ rights and environmental conservation in the Andes and the Amazon of Peru.


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Dates & Times

Green River. The Time of the Yakurunas

Roxie Theater
09/16/2018 1:15 PM