Birds of Passage
2019 Oscar Shortlist For 'Best Foreign Language Film'
Directed by Academy Award Nominated Filmmaking Duo: Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (Embrace The Serpent)
"A beautifully crafted, slow-burn crime saga
steeped in native traditions."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"captivating tale never told before...
brutal in the best possible way."
- The Globe and Mail
"Birds Of Passage’ Is A Colombian Crime Saga Masterpiece....
a Colombian ‘Godfather"
- The Playlist
"Outstanding....closer in tone to Narcos than any telenovela.... Gallego and Guerra keep the story consistently absorbing as the action plays out and the bodies pile up."
Synopsis: The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s.
When greed, passion and honor collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.