This Saturday, July 13, at Casa Haas, at 7:00 p.m., the special feature will be the screening of the winning film at Ariel 2019 for Best Ibero-American Film, the Colombian “Pájaros de Verano” (2018) co-directed by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego.
This work shows us the power of the narco’s money on the ethnic groups that live in the mountains and in the desert of Guajira in northeastern Colombia. Based on real events, the story is set in the 70s, and begins when Rapayet (José Acosta), an indigenous of the Wayuu tribe, seeking to obtain the dowry to marry Zaida (Natalia Reyes). Need leads him to traffic with alcohol, until he contacts a group of hippies that starts a lucrative business of growing and selling marijuana. Soon, the farmers of the region will become wealthy people, accelerating the production of grass at a dizzying pace.
The plot of drug trafficking, here, tells us about the intrinsic ambition of human nature. The war between the customs, traditions and culture of a family blinded by a criminal and devastating emporium, a film loaded with violence and visual beauty of an unmissable quality.
The film is shown in its original language, Spanish and Wayuu language, with subtitles in Spanish. Free admission with limited space.