“El Canto del Colibri” An LGBT documentary of Latino families
Feb 05, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
“El Canto del Colibri,” documentary, which explores the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members,will screen free of charge at 6:30pm Friday, Feb. 5 at Maya Cinemas in Oldtown Salinas. A panel discussion with the director and family members interviewed in the film will take place after the screening.
Juan Villa from The Salinas Californian reports on the film and speaks with filmmaker Marco Castro-Bojorquez:
“There are many challenges that LGBT people face, but family can make a critical difference in overcoming any difficulties that arise,” says filmmaker Marco Castro-Bojorquez. Castro-Bojorquez says the voices of Latino fathers are rarely heard when it comes to addressing LGBTQ issues, so the Mexican filmmaker based out of Los Angeles and some friends wanted to do something about it. Their new documentary, “El Canto del Colibrí,” aims to amplify those voices.
“The reason it’s playing in Salinas is because you guys have an amazing group of people, a collaborative that works on LGBT issues. Lisa Cisneros, the LGBT program director at California Rural Legal Assistance called me and told me they were interested in showing the film,” said 48-year-old director Castro-Bojorquez. “I was more than happy to join them and bring the film.”
See the rest of the article in The Salinas Californian here.
To learn more about the film go to www.elcantodelcolibri.com