El canto del colibrí

A film by Marco Castro-Bojorquez

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

With director/producer Marco Castro-Bojorquez in Attendance

This film screened as part of a double feature with TRANS

This film was co-presented with Out Youth


El canto del colibrí


USA, Social Issue/Biographical Documentary, 2015
53 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

EL CANTO DEL COLIBRÍ discusses what it means to be the Latino father of an LGBT child. Hailing from countries as diverse as Venezuela, Mexico, and Colombia, and spread across the U.S. in cities such as Los Angeles, Kansas City, and Portland, the seven men profiled offer emotionally rich tales of immigration and the struggle to establish families and professions in a land that often regards them with prejudice and fear, only to have their own deeply internalized prejudices challenged when these families don’t always adhere to accepted gender norms. From the Venezuelan dad who berates his son for kissing his partner in public, to the Mexican fathers who worry about their daughters experiencing the kind of discrimination they had endured, the men here speak openly about their stumbles and triumphs, of facing their own deep rooted machismo.

Regional Premiere

About the director

Marco Castro-BojorquezMarco Castro-Bojorquez is a filmmaker and LGBT and HIV/AIDS activist. He is a co-founder of Corazon Abierto Familias LGBT A. C. an organization that promotes LGBT acceptance in his homestate of Sinaloa, Mexico. In 2010, Marco directed his first short documentary TRES GOTAS DE AGUA and in 2015, he was selected by the White House for the Champions of Change award that recognizes LGBT artists who use media to illuminate the experiences of LGBT Americans and create opportunities for dialogue, inclusion, and understanding.



Producer: Marco Castro-Bojorquez, Jose Alfaro, Katie Cruz
Production Companies: Alfaro Productions
Screenwriter: Marco Castro-Bojorquez
Cinematographer: Jose Alfaro
Editor: Jesus Beltran
Sound Design: Jesus Beltran
Music: Joel St. Julien
Cast: Families Domenzain, Lopez, Salinas, Bandera, Vasquez, Hernandez, Salamanca

Print Source: Alexis Whitham – Frameline Distribution,