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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | History  -  19 August 2004 (Hungary)
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In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.

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Minerva 13 Years Old (as Mariana Sanchez)
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Patria 15 Years Old (as Geraldine Bazan)
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On November 25, 1960, the bodies of three sisters were found near the bottom of a cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official daily 'El Caribe' reports that it had been an accident, but it does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it mention the sisters' fierce opposition to the General Trujillo's dictatorship. This is their story: how Minerva started the tragedy by refusing Trujillo; how Patria became an opponent from the church itself; how Maria Teresa joined the revolution through the love. And how they lost their wings, but not their courage. They were Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies". Written by Diana Heche <dianaheche@hotmail.com>

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Women had their place. Hers was in the revolution.


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Rated PG-13 for some intense scenes of violence | See all certifications »

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On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25th, the anniversary of the day of the murder of the Mirabal sisters, as the annual date for the "International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women" in commemoration of the sisters' sacrifice. See more »

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When Leo enters the chicken coop to talk to Minerva he leaves the door slightly ajar. When he makes to leave the coop, the door is wide open. See more »

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a good movie, this kind of thing still happen. this is why the movie is like a classic available every time and everywhere
13 March 2006 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

this is a movie we should recommend to activist, women and even children. It unfortunately reminds us that although the story happened more than thirty years ago, it is not an exception today. It also teaches us that in the situation describes in the movie, something needs to be done, it needs to start somewhere and by somebody. There is a kind of realism which can explain many weaknesses in terms of security rules and exposure of the family. it is understandable because the fight started from a personal/family frustration in front of the abuse of the dictator. It is also possible that more could have been said on the revolutionary aspects of the story. All in all, let's forget all the possible imperfections and enjoy the movie as the celebration of courage and strong determination to fight injustice and human rights violations.let's see the movie as the symbol of the fight for violence against women particularly and fight against any kind of violence and abuse of power. I absolutely recommend it to everybody and will make sure that all my friends watch it . I will buy the book to have more insights of the story.


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