Birds of Passage

04 Dec 2019

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra

Colombia, Mexico


125 min

Birds of Passage is gripping tale of the origins of the Colombian drug trade as seen through the eyes of a Wayúu family. They became involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970’s and the film spans three decades of the family being pushed to the brink when greed, passion and honour collide. Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra follow up their Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent with an unusually clear-eyed and empathetic depiction of the lives, culture and ancestral traditions of indigenous peoples and the impact of outside forces upon them.

Hamburg Film Festival 2018 – Winner of the Best Feature Award