Son of Monarchs (Hijo de Monarcas)

Son of Monarchs (Hijo de Monarcas)

Sloan Foundation Film

Release Date

2021

Director

  • Alexis Gambis

Cast

  • Tenoch Huerta
  • William Mapother
  • Electra Avellan

Awards

  • 2021 Sundance Sloan Feature Film Prize

A Mexican biologist's return from New York to his hometown near butterfly forests of Michoacán sparks a personal metamorphosis.

After his grandmother’s death, 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 hybrid identity, sparking a personal and spiritual metamorphosis.

Possible Topics

  • Monarch butterflies
  • Migration and immigration
  • Extinction, biodiversity, and climate change

Past Programs

2021

Science and representation

Austin Film Society, Austin, TX