37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Birds of Passage

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In 1970s Colombia, a narco-trafficking era known as “la Bonanza Marimbera” pulls an indigenous Wayuu family into the fray as they enter the booming business of selling marijuana to Americans. Led by matriarch Ursula Pushaina, the “Birds of Passage”—drug runners—face the constant risk of violence and incarceration from the outsiders in Northern Colombia. The cultural differences between the native population and the newcomers begin a brutal war that threatens to destroy the Wayuu way of life. The strong and impulsive women and men must fight to maintain their livelihoods, culture, and traditions. This film was selected as Colombia’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.


Sunday, November 4


2:00 PM


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 4

Film Info

Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra.

Runtime: 125 min.

Year: 2018

Country: Colombia

Language: Wayu, Spanish, English

Featuring: Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta.