TFL Films & Series

Birds of Passage

Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

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Title: Birds of Passage
Year: 2018
Directed by: Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego
Premiere & awards: Cannes Film Festival 2018, Directors' Fortnight
Produced by: Ciudad Lunar - Colombia
In co-production with: Blonde Indian Films - Colombia, Pimienta Films - Mexico, Films Boutique - Germany, Snowglobe - Denmark
Countries: Colombia, Mexico, Denmark, France


In the 70s, as the American youth embraces hippie culture, marijuana bonanza hits Colombia, quickly turning farmers into seasoned businessmen. In the Guajira desert, a Wayuu indigenous family takes a leading role in this new venture and discovers the perks of wealth and power. But when greed, passion, and honour blend together, a fratricidal war breaks out and will soon put their family, their lives and their ancestral traditions at stake.

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