films – Cinema Akil

Son of Monarchs + Q&A with Alexis Gambis via Zoom
Alexis Gambis
Mexico, USA | R | 97 mins | Drama | English, Spanish (English Subtitles)

The Mexican-American film dissects issues of identity, (im)migration, and animal/human evolution. After the death of his grandmother, a Mexican biologist living in New York returns to his hometown nestled in the majestic monarch butterfly forests of Michoacán. The journey forces him to confront past traumas and reflect on his new hybrid identity, launching him on a personal and spiritual metamorphosis. The film has not been released or screened anywhere outside of the US and Mexico.

Director Alexis Gambis teaches at NYUAD, at the intersection of science and film, both in the Core and Film programmes.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Alexis Gambis [via Zoom].

The screening is free of charge, book your tickets HERE.