How Colombia’s ‘Birds of Passage’ directors flip the script on the typical narco movie

In “Birds of Passage,” major narrative threads feature strong women: Zaida, whose marriage to Rapayet, now a rising smuggler, proves fateful; her daughter, Indira, who must contend with the violent legacy she inherits; and Úrsula, Zaida’s mother, and the powerful family matriarch (played by the fierce Carmiña Martínez), who tells Rapayet, when he comes courting: “I’m capable of anything for my family and my clan.” more at


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