Birds of Passage

Country: Colombia
Screening: Saturday, Oct. 5, 4.00 pm
General admission: $10. Buy tickets
Spanish with English subtitles
Where: Innis Town Hall Centre
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Synopsis: The film chronicles the origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen thorough the eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booimg business of selling marijuana to the American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honour colide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake. The film is divided into five chapters (“cantos”): Wild Grass, The Graves, Prosperity, The War and Limbo.

Directed by: Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra.

Original title: Pájaros de verano (2018).