El Canto del Colibrí

DIRECTOR: Marco Castro-Bojorquez

World Premiere

Expected to attend: Director Marco Castro–Bojorquez, Producer Jose Alfaro

In this intimate and deeply personal documentary, immigrant Latino fathers across the country recount the impact of their children’s coming out. Bay Area filmmaker Marco Castro-Bojorquez (Tres Gota de Agua, Frameline35) continues a candid conversation about LGBTQ issues that are often stifled in Latino communities, where a culture of machismo still prevails.

While letting sons and daughters expose their struggles in asserting their identity within oppressive families and communities, the film also allows fathers to speak frankly about their conflicts and fears; they reflect on their own experiences as sons in troubled households and open up about their stumbles down the path of rebuilding family bonds while striving toward a renewed perspective of love and understanding.

Through raw, heartfelt testimonies, these families delve deeply into issues of immigration, prejudice, and isolation, while thoughtfully asking questions of their communities, culture, and even their religious beliefs. The result is a powerful lesson on acceptance, solidarity, and humility, in a film that heals and inspires.

— Julia Barbosa

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: D303

Co-presented by:
Brown Boi Project
Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Family Acceptance Project – San Francisco State University
Lambda Legal
PFLAG San Francisco
Somos Familia

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