Green River. The time of the Yakurunas

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.

 

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Region of Filming

Year of Release

2017

Duration

70 minutes

Format

Digital HD, Color

Directors

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Alvaro Sarmiento

Alvaro and Diego Sarmiento are two Peruvian filmmaker brothers. GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS their debut feature premiered at the 67 Berlin Film Festival (Forum 2017) and the Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight in New York.

Alvaro is a visual artist and screenwriter recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts & Literary Arts Residency and the MacDowell Colony Fellowship.

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Diego Sarmiento

Alvaro and Diego Sarmiento are two Peruvian filmmaker brothers. GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS their debut feature premiered at the 67 Berlin Film Festival (Forum 2017) and the Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight in New York.

Diego directed several short films, two of which screened previously at the Berlinale: EARTH’S CHILDREN (Generation 2014) and SONIA’S DREAM (Culinary Cinema 2015).