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Las Sandinistas! (2018)

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This is the untold story of the women who fought in war on the front lines of Nicaragua's Sandinista revolution to bring about social and political reform. Despite their sacrifice, battlefield victories and in many cases extraordinary leadership and power during the revolution's early days, their battle for equality continues to this day.

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As fascinating as these women are, the film would have been stronger if a clearer timeline and more interviews with their male military colleagues had been included (although Noam Chomsky and Bernie Sanders pop up in archival footage).

March 24, 2020 | Full Review…

An enthralling and imperative ode to forgotten heroines for whom monuments haven't been erected, "Las Sandinistas!" is simultaneously a wake-up call for Americans to confront their country's responsibility in the instability across Latin America.

March 14, 2019 | Full Review…

"Las Sandinistas!" emerges as a documentary of ripe impact and value, even if it's sometimes a ramshackle piece of filmmaking.

November 29, 2018 | Full Review…

For a movie trying to push back at popular perceptions of history, "Las Sandinistas!" could stand to be more lucid.

November 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Murray takes a then-this-happened approach that is far from radical, weaving archival footage and modern-day interviews into a straight-chronological telling of the women's experiences.

March 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Jenny Murray's debut feature Las Sandinistas! is an appropriately-timed documentary about the capacity of women in times of social upheaval and democratic unrest.

April 25, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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