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"Women who fought and died for the Sandinistas tell stories about the triumphs--and failures--of the Nicaraguan revolution in this fascinating feminist documentary." -Screen Anarchy
"A rousing, tribute to the female members of Nicaragua’s revolutionary Sandinista party." -The Hollywood Reporter
"!Las Sandinistas! is Jenny Murray’s first feature-length documentary and a fascinating tale chronicling the rise and fall of the revolutionary group that overthrew the Nicaraguan government. Shifting from the viewpoint of the various lead subjects, !Las Sandinistas! elevates its subject matter beyond mere footnote in the Iran Contra debacle, giving us powerful peek into the female half of the revolution." -Rotten Tomatoes
"This is one of the best documentaries I have seen in a while, and I hope gets seen enough to make it into contention for next year’s Academy Awards. It’s certainly Oscar-worthy. If this is the best movie I see at SXSW this year, I will have had a great festival." -Graphic Policy
"A documentary of ripe impact and value...with its rich archival footage, and its nuts-and-bolts view of a revolution that was every bit as seismic as the one in Cuba, it’s instructive to see how the rebellion against an autocracy gets built: gun by gun, body by body, skirmish by skirmish." -Variety
Dora Maria, Sofia, Daisy, Gioconda, Claudia, Olga. These are the names of just a few of the female members of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), the radical political party that overthrew Nicaragua’s totalitarian Somosa dynasty in 1979 and established a more progressive government ...