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Film Review: Pájaros de Verano

October 10, 2018

This article is adapted from AQ’s print issue on how to make Latin American cities better

In 2015, Ciro Guerra’s Embrace of the Serpent earned Colombia’s first Oscar nomination for its stark depiction of colonial aggression in the Amazon. In Pájaros de Verano (Birds of Passage), Guerra and co-director Cristina Gallego return with a more modern take on the pressures facing Latin America’s indigenous communities.

Set on Colombia’s La Guajira peninsula and shot mostly in the local Wayuu language, ...

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