Cristina Gallego was born in Bogotá in 1978. She graduated from Film school in the national university and from Marketing and Advertising. In 2001, she created the company ciudad lunar together with Ciro Guerra and has produced his features La sombra del caminante (San Sebastián, 2004), The Wind Journeys (Cannes, Un Certain Regard, 2009) and Embrace of the Serpent (Director's Fortnight 2015, Oscar Nominee 2016), she also has editorial credits in the last two. She's also produced film from directors such as Pedro Aguilera (Sister of Mine, Rotterdam 2017), Abner Benahim (Ruben Blades is not my Name) and Annemarie Jacir (Wajib, Locarno 2017, co-producer). She teaches at varous film schools and has been invited as a speaker at the United Nations in Geneva and the Ted Talks in Bogotá. Birds of Passage is her directing debut.
The origins of the Colombian drug trade, through the epic story of an indigenous Wayúu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honour collide, a fratricidal war breaks out that will put their lives, their culture and their ancestral traditions at stake. More