Las Sandinistas!

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Las Sandinistas! reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries. These insurgent women shattered barriers to lead combat, and social reform, during Nicaragua's 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the ensuing U.S.-backed Contra War. The documentary displays how their leadership is relevant to the continuing struggle for justice today. The lm reveals a magical moment in world history when thousands of female rebel fighters transformed society's definition of womanhood and leadership. Nicaraguan women from every social class fought on the front lines on an unprecedented scale in the Sandinista rebel army, and after the defeat of the brutal Somoza dictatorship, these same women pioneered groundbreaking nationwide medical, social, and education programs. Today, as the current Sandinista government is erasing these women's stories of heroism, social reform, and military accomplishments from history books, these same women are fighting to reclaim history - and are once again leading inspiring popular movements for equality and democracy.