¡Las Sandinistas!

The untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and revolutionaries who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, and their leadership in the continuing struggle for justice today.
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Overview

The untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and revolutionaries who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, and their leadership in the continuing struggle for justice today.

About

Jenny Murray
Jenny Murray

Jenny Murray (Director, Editor, Producer) is a filmmaker from Chicago. “Las Sandinistas,” her first feature documentary film, premiered in competition at SXSW 2018 where it won a SXSW “Special Jury Recognition” Award. The film went on to win both the top “Jury Prize – Best Film – New Directors Competition” and the “Audience Award for Best Foreign Documentary” at Sao Paulo International Film Festival, and also won the CineLatino Film Festival Audience Award. Las Sandinistas premiered with theatrical runs in London at Bertha DocHouse and in New York City at the Film Forum, and will have its broadcast premiere on PBS DocWorld in March 2019. The film was co-produced by ITVS and was also an IFP 2017 Documentary Lab selection.

Jenny graduated from Columbia University in New York where she studied Philosophy, Photography, and Latin American Film and Literature. After working as a licensed Associate on Watermill Trading’s stock trading desk in New York, she directed two short films and multiple social satire comedy videos, which have been featured on Twitter by television critic Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker and screened at Anthology Film Archives in New York City.

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¡Las Sandinistas!

01: ¡Las Sandinistas!

The untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and revolutionaries who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, and their leadership in the continuing struggle for justice today.

96 min