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Eufrosina's Revolution

Luciana Kaplan / Mexico / 2013 / 90 ' / Spanish / S.T. English

Credits

Yibran Asuad
Luciana Kaplan & Diego Delgado
Gabriel Hernández
Santiago Arroyo
Daniel Hidalgo Valdés
Diego Delgado, Liliana Pardo, Henner Hofmann & Karla Bukantz

Awards & Festivals

José Rovirosa´s Awards, Honorary Mention, México, 2012
Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, Honorary Mention for Women Documentary Filmmaker, Mexico, 2012
Baja Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary, Mexico 2012
Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de Mexico DOCSDF, 2012
Festival Ambulante, Mexico, 2013
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, 2013
Festival Internacional de Cine en el Desierto, Sonora, Mexico 2013

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In this inspiring portrait of human resilience and unwavering optimism, an indigenous woman defies patriarchy and state power in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Synopsis

As a young woman, Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza decided to embark on a campaign to break the cycle of teenage pregnancy and domestic poverty that she saw growing up in Santa María Quiegolani, Oaxaca. To this end, in 2007, Eufrosina Mendoza was elected president of Oaxaca’s municipal council, but was denied the position because she was an indigenous woman. Instead of stopping her, this denial started her on an even bigger political career. Filmmaker Luciana Kaplan doggedly follows Eufrosina over the years as she attacks gender inequality and the lack of women’s voting rights in her community, while being harassed by local government every step of the way. Eufrosina is completely devoted to improving the lives of her people. But as she ascends the ranks of political power, can she still effectuate change from an ivory tower? Eufrosina’s Revolution is an eye-opening look at a new breed of politician, one who questions whether power is a problem or a privilege. One who gets things done. One who’s smart enough not to think anything will change, but who works in the hopes that it just might. 

 

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