Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »
Ernesto Gómez Cruz,
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Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on ... See full summary »
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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 <email@example.com>
The era of Trujillo as well as the Mirabal sisters could never be forgotten by the Dominican People. I grew up in the Dominican Republic and have many relatives from over there that have often told me stories about the horrors of living during Trujillo's Regime and the heroines that the Mirabal sisters were for standing up to him. The movie lacked too much in order to make it look like accurate Dominican History. First of all, I heard it was not even filmed in the Dominican Republic but in Mexico. Hence, that is why all the extras seem to be indigenous. In a sense I found this odd, for most of the dominican population is made up of whites, blacks, and mulattoes. To use indigenous people to represent the dominican population is like using white actors to represent the black population in a movie about Africa. Being that I read the book before hand I felt like the movie missed too much. Why didn't they portrayed the relationship between Minerva and her father more accurately? why were the stories of the other two sisters not told better? at times it feel like they were just extras that were waiting for Minerva to order them around. The best part of the book is how Patria, after many years of believing in Trujillo, finally wakes up to see him for what he really is. What ever happen to those scenes? This movie focuses too much on Minerva, and although she was the head of the group, the other sisters were also risking their lives and had a story to tell. A portrayal of the event could have been better made.
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