¡Las Sandinistas!


The Loft Film Fest is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.

¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, the ensuing US-backed Contra War, and documents their leadership in the continuing struggle for justice today.

“A rousing tribute to the female members of Nicaragua’s revolutionary Sandinista party.”- Keith Uhlich, Hollywood Reporter

The film 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. (Dir. by Jenny Murray, 2018, Nicaragua/USA, in Spanish with English subtitles, 100 mins., Not Rated).  Other festivals: SXSW | Arizona Premiere

Special thanks to our community partners, DocScapesGuerrero Student CenterYWCAWomen and Gender Resource Center,  Common Ground AllianceWOSACUniversity of Arizona Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.