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Canto del Colibri (El)

USA, Spanish, 50 mins

  • Director: Marco Castro-Bojorquez
  • Writer: Marco Castro-Bojorquez
  • Producer: Jose Alfaro; Katie Cruz

CGiii Comment

Talk about getting close to your subject!!!

It's a little DIY, money obviously an issue...but, it's totally absorbing. The trust that the participants show to the filmmakers is mesmerising.

Fathers are given a voice...an opportunity to express themselves, air their opinions...talk about their children, honestly...in a way that will surprise.

This film oozes with love...

In a time where 'men' are getting the worst press imaginable...this film is a refreshing and emotional alternative. Here are fathers...who know their job, who do their job...who love their children regardless.

A lovely film.


The(ir) Blurb...

From the directors of “Tres Gotas de Agua” comes a new short documentary, “El Canto del Colibrí.” Much like the seldom-heard song of the hummingbird, the voices of Latino fathers are rarely heard in addressing LGBTQ issues. This film aims to amplify their voices.

“El Canto del Colibrí,” is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues of immigration, faith, marriage equality, machismo, culture, and the process of their LGBTQ children coming out. Responding to requests from “Tres Gotas de Agua” audiences around the world, the filmmakers are taking this journey by inviting Latino men to speak frankly about delicate and deeply personal topics. This film will address political issues about LGBTQ families, social oppression, shared responsibility and acceptance of LGBTQ people as members of Latino families.

The filmmakers will bring you real stories, Latino immigrant fathers’ stories, with interviews and interactions with family members, and their everyday lives in their communities as a background. Using spectacular cinematography of our colorful Latino communities around the country, the filmmakers intend to expose different points of view and help spur the development of powerful dialogue in our communities. This film seeks to fight isolation and build bridges of hope and solidarity among our Latino fathers, their families and community activists.

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