Rio Verde – El tiempo de los Yakurunas / Green River – The Time of the Yakurunas
D: Alvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento, PER 2017, 70 min, OV with English subtitles
In the Auditorium because of poor weather forecast
Poetic documentation of life with the green river
Poetic journey on the Amazon: Accompanied by Ayahuasca songs, Green River examines, in epic images of nature, how slowly time passes in three little villages in Peru connected by the Amazon. The social documentary by the Sarmiento brothers celebrated its premiere at this year’s Berlinale, and depicts an environment in which ancient societies live in close symbiosis with the river, a landscape which has been ravaged by rubber exploitation and the supposed attainments of civilization.