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Film screening

Green River. The Time of the Yakurunas

Monday 26 November 2018
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden

This 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 Indigenous people of knowledge. 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 threatened by the expansion of global capitalism.

Directed by Alvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento

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

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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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