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Hummingbirds + Q&A

1:30PM, Sun 22nd Oct

Best friends Silvia and Beba know that the long summer nights of their youth cannot last forever. In Laredo, a city in southern Texas on the Mexican border, their hang-out spots are so familiar but, stuck in an immigration process over which deportation hangs as a constant possibility, home still seems a fragile concept.

Between bars, drive-thrus, friends’ couches and the borderlands, they confront the stresses of survival, the future, and community building. For them, this means protest action for legal abortion and against border control abuses, in a politically divided America. But the dusty half-light is also a time for poetry and dreams. Their laughter and creative expression cement a sense of solidarity and belonging in togetherness.

Filmmakers - Silvia Del Carmen Castaños and Estefanía "Beba" Contreras

Silvia Del Carmen Castaños and Estefanía "Beba" Contreras

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1:30PM, Sun 22nd Oct
Silvia Del Carmen Castaños & Estefanía “Beba” Contreras
Running time
78 mins

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