Son of Monarchs

Alexis Gambis, Director/Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2021, Sloan Feature Film Prize, Sundance Institute 

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Drama, Fiction, Coming of age 

Length: 97 minutes 

Field of Science: Evolutionary Biology, Migration, Genetics 

Stage: Completed 


A Mexican biologist living in New York returns to his hometown, nestled in the majestic butterfly forests of Michoacán. The journey forces him to confront past traumas and reflect on his hybrid identity, sparking a personal metamorphosis.