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Birds of Passage
04 December 2018
  Rating 15

Colombia/Denmark/Mexico/Germany/Switzerland (2019) 125 mins
Directors: Christina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
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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.

Miami Film Festival 2019 – Winner of Best Film Award