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Folkestone Documentary Festival: Hummingbirds + Mouthful of Petrol

Folkestone Documentary Festival: Hummingbirds + Mouthful of Petrol

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In this special Folkestone Documentary Festival double-bill there are not one but two powerful coming-of-age stories that are bursting with youthful exuberance.

In Laredo, a city in southern Texas on the Mexican border, best friends Silvia and Beba know that the long summer nights of their youth cannot last forever. Their hang-out spots are so familiar but, stuck in an immigration process over which deportation hangs as a constant possibility, home still seems a fragile concept.

Between bars, drive-thrus, friends’ couches and the borderlands, they confront the stresses of survival, the future, and community building. For them, this means protest action for legal abortion and against border control abuses, in a politically divided America. But the dusty half-light is also a time for poetry and dreams. Their laughter and creative expression cement a sense of solidarity and belonging in togetherness.

Film Classification - 12A

Mouthful of Petrol:
A coming-of-age documentary about 12-year-old JayDee, whose father brought him up on car racing. Now JayDee's first race is approaching-and he doesn't want to disappoint his father.

Film Classification - 12A


Welcome to the third edition of the Folkestone Documentary Festival. Come to the Kent seaside for a weekend of documentary films, discussions, walks and parties. The festival celebrates documentary filmmaking in all its forms, from social issues to culture to the environment and nature, or just great real stories, with community collaborations at the heart of programming.

For the full programme, visit

Festival passes, offering access to every film, are available from the Silver Screen Cinema. Click here for more info.


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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Concessions £5

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