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Reclaim the Frame: Birds of Passage (15)
Join Birds' Eye View for a specialist extended introduction to the film from Kathryn Gray, from the University of Plymouth. Following the screening, the audience is invited to attend a workshop "Utilising the Power of Dreams" led by psychologist Christa Mackinnon.
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Dir. Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra, Colombia, 2018, 126 mins, subtitled.
Cast. Carmina Martinez, Jose Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narvaez.
Main language: English, Spanish, Wayuu.
Birds of Passage follows the emergence of the drug trade from the perspective of the narcotic-harvesting tribes of the Colombian Guajira desert. As American demand for marijuana grows in the 1970s, a cash bonanza hits Colombia and a Wayuu family discovers the perks of wealth and power, plus the dangers inherent in it. A drug-trade fratricidal war puts at risk the family’s new-found status, their ancestral traditions, and their very lives. The directors lend a vivid, colorful ethnographic grounding to this true story of the South American drug wars.
“Superbly crafted. A Colombian crime epic. Both ethnographic chronicle and art-house thriller.” Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter.