Birds of Passage

June 29

The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through the eyes of an indigenous family from the matrilineal Wayúu tribe, residing in the remote northern desert region of Guajira, who become involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. Birds of Passage embraces the Wayúu language, traditions, rituals and codes and unflinchingly confronts the challenges they face today.

part ethnographic documentary, part The Godfather …  The movie is a knockout.” David Edelstein, Vulture

Winner 3 Fenix Awards (Ibero-American films) including Best Film

José Acosta, Carmiña Martínez, Natalia Reyes

Film Information

Title Birds of Passage
Directed by Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra
Language Wayúu, Spanish & English
Country Colombia
Genre crime, drama
Classification 15
Running Time 125 mins
Release Year 2018
Subtitles Yes
Colour Yes
Film Notes Download