8th Annual Hispanic Film Series @ VT
BIRDS OF PASSAGE (COLOMBIA)
in the 1970's, as an American-fueled marijuana boom hits Colombia, farmers quickly turn into seasoned businessmen starting a narco-trafficking er known as "la Bonanza Marimbera." In the Guajira desert, one indigenous Wayuu clan takes a leading role. Guided by matriarch Ursula Pushaina, the "Birds of Passage"-drug runners-face the constant risk of violence and incarceration from the outsiders in Northern Colombia. As greed, passion, and honor blend together over the decades, the family's unity, their loves, and their ancestral traditions are all put at stake...