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Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)
|Director||Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra|
|Country||Colombia, Denmark, Mexico|
From The Booth
“The outstanding Birds Of Passage, by the directors of the Oscar-nominated Embrace Of The Serpent, is set in the Guajira region of Colombia circa 1968, and features members of the Wayuu tribe. Zaida (Natalia Reyes) is being courted by Raphayet (José Acosta). When he gets involved selling marijuana, his success brings money, but it also causes him to risk his reputation, family and loyalty. Birds Of Passage provides a fascinating look at a culture that employs “word messengers” as middlemen to broker peace and respect traditions that eventually become desecrated. The performances are superb, and the exotic and atmospheric landscapes are as dazzling as the action that unfolds.”—Gary Kramer, Salon.com. While Birds of Passage avoids many of the now normalized clichés of narco stories popular in Hollywood, it pulls no punches in its depiction of how ancient tribal ways of life can be destroyed by the drug trade. In Wayuu and Spanish with subtitles.