The Chicago Palestine Film Festival and the Chicago Latino Film Festival present: ¡Las Sandinistas!
This feature documentary film tells the disappearing story of the women who fought in Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution and their continuing struggle for justice.
¡Las Sandinistas! uncovers the untold stories of women who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, and the ensuing US-backed Contra War, as these same women continue as leaders in the struggle.
This event is free and open to the public.
Onsite parking available: $12 with validation
Directed by: Jenny Murray
Runtime: 1h 40m
Preceded by the trailer for Traces of Home.
Filmmaker Colette Ghunim documents the harrowing pasts of her parents, immigrants from Palestine
and Mexico. Forced to escape decades ago, they embark on a journey to find the original homes they were forced to leave.