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Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s to secure a dowry to marry Zaida (Reyes) and finds quick success despite the disapproval of his tribe’s matriarch, Ursula (Martínez). Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. Tracing the origins of the Colombian drug trade as it slowly corrupts an indigenous Wayúu family, and now one of the nine films on the shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®, BIRDS OF PASSAGE is a sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth.

Directed By

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra

Written By

Maria Camila Arias & Jacques Toulemonde


José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, John Narváez, Greider Meza, José Vicente Cote, Juan Bautista Martínez, Miguel Viera, Sergio Coen


Wayuunaiki, Spanish, and English with English subtitles

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