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In the border town of Laredo, Texas, two Mexican-Americans spend a long, aimless summer together, as they wait on an uncertain future.
Silvia Del Carmen Castaños and Estefanía ‘Beba’ Contreras’ documentary debut was shot over a few months in 2019, shortly after Castaños’ graduation from high school. Over the course of a hot, seemingly endless summer, the best friends record their lives as they hang out in bingo halls, abandoned buildings, drive-thrus and supermarkets, waiting hopefully on the resolution to Beba's immigration and right to work status, and also for something to happen. Implicitly, yet sensitively, grappling with issues around sexuality and gender identity, immigrant experiences, belonging, reproductive rights, community and activism, Hummingbirds is a refreshing and frequently moving testament to the redeeming, healing power of friendship and the precarity of youth.

Contains references to abortion.

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Hummingbirds + Q&A
Wed 14 June 13:15 - 14:53
Showroom - Bertha DocHouse Screen 3
Hummingbirds + Q&A
Thu 15 June 10:00 - 11:38
Curzon - Screen 3
Q&A with producers Jillian Schlesinger and Miguel Drake-McLaughlin

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