Birds of Passage

Pájaros de verano


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.



BIRDS OF PASSAGE is directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT).

The film has received funds from the International Sámi Film Institute and the Riddu Riddu festival with Mer Film as co-producer.

"This is film-making that really does push at the limits of storytelling and generic templates, and it's brimming with images and ideas." - The Guardian

Colombia 2018


Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra


María Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde

Production company

Ciudad Lunar


Snowglobe Blond Indian Films Ciudad Lunar Producciones Pimienta Films, Mer Film