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Odyssey Film Club: Birds of Passage

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego • 2019 • Colombia • Drama • 125 mins • Cert 15 • English subtitles

The Odyssey Film Club returns with a striking journey to Colombia for a critically acclaimed story about the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

Spanning across five acts and two decades, Birds of Passage (Pajaros de verano) is based on the true story of an indigenous Wayúu family living in the Guajira Desert of North Colombia whose once ludicrous marijuana business ends up threatening the fate of the entire tribe. 

From the directors of the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent, this aesthetically stunning drama offers a deep reflection on traditions, family values and greed.

Includes a post-film discussion and a chance to try Colombian snacks.

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