¡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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Credits

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

Contact

Distributor:

The Film Sales Co
andrew.herwitz@filmsalescorp.com

Public Film Contact:

Sarah Winshall
MCRM Productions
sarah@winshall.com
6177970602

Publicity Contact:

Matt Johnstone
matt.mjpublicity@gmail.com
323 938 7880

Sales Agent:

Andrew Herwitz

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2018

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Documentary, War

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Language:

English / Spanish

Runtime:

96:49 mins