WE WOMEN WARRIORS

  • Directed By: Nicole Karsin
  • USA / 83 minutes
  • Screening: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 915PM
  • Tickets:

    Free for Festival Pass Holders or Buy A Ticket!

  • Location: Hollywood Theatre
  • Sponsored By: film sponsor

We Woman Warriors_2013WE WOMEN WARRIORS grants an intimate passage to Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages where three brave women from distinct tribes guide us through their worlds. Trapped in a protracted predicament that is fueled by the drug war, indigenous women are using their resources and tradition to lead in a transforming way imbued with hope. Flor is the first female Nasa leader of her 300-year-old tribal government. She faces police barracks occupying her community that endanger civilians by placing them in line of rebels’ fire. After the army kills an 11-year-old boy, Flor leads a peaceful movement to dismantle the barracks. Ludis is a spunky Kankuamo widow & mother who is framed and imprisoned on false charges of rebellion, accused of killing 15 policemen. Once released from prison, Ludis starts a weaving collective for women victims of the violence. Later, she confronts her husbands’ killer and spares her sons from joining this cycle of violence. Doris is a young tribal leader in charge of 550 internal refugees fleeing combat between the army and the guerrillas. She travels to Bogotá, seeking support for people. At a U.N. press conference Doris  learns that five people from her village were killed that morning. She denounces the massacre on television, and in turn receives death threats. Despite risks, Doris returns to her village to continue leading the vulnerable Awá people. WE WOMEN WARRIORS bears witness to human rights abuses and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage and faith in the survival of indigenous culture.