Birds of Passage

Drama Rated: NC-17 125 min
FilmColumbia 2018
Friday, October 26
The Crandell Theatre

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, who gave us the magnificent Embrace of the Serpent three years ago, present the story of an indigenous Wayu family who become tangled up in the pre-Escobar birth of Colombia’s booming drug trade in the 1970’s. This lushly shot film focuses on the impact of the drug culture on the Wayu, and pulls off an unusual marriage of ethnography and thriller unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Imagine the best of National Geographic wedded to Narcos or Sicario and you’ll get some idea of just how unusual this film is.      

directed by
Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra
written by
Maria Camila Arias and Jacques Toulemonde Vidal
Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta
Wayu, Spanish, English (with English subtitles)