¡Las Sandinistas!

¡Las Sandinistas!

¡Las Sandinistas! uncovers the untold stories of women who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, the ensuing US-backed Contra War, and continue their activism today. The film exposes a watershed moment in history when thousands of women transformed society’s definition of womanhood and leadership before facing renewed marginalization by their male peers after the wars ended. Now, 35 years later, amidst staggering levels of gender violence in Nicaragua, and while their own stories are being erased from the history books, these same women brave the streets once again to lead the popular movements for equality and democracy.

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Jenny Murray



Director: Jenny Murray
Executive Producer: Shannon Langrand, Sally Jo Fifer/ITVS, Ronald Murray
Producer: Sarah Winshall, Jenny Murray
Cinematographer: Laura Tomaselli
Editor: Jenny Murray, Daniel Gradilla, Elika Rezaee
Music: Matt Orenstein
Principal Cast: Dora Maria Téllez, Sofia Montenegro, Daisy Zamora, Gioconda Belli, Claudia Lopez Alonso, Monica Baltodano
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Gloria Morán


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Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, War
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Nicaragua, United States
Language: English / Spanish
Runtime: 96:49 mins