In this powerful story of resistance, a group of women from across different Indigenous nations in Argentina march to Buenos Aires to occupy the entrance of the Ministry of the Interior building. There, they demand a meeting with the minister to claim justice in their territories and the end to the imposition of government and corporate decisions over their land and the fate of their people. The women endure days and nights of sit-ins outside the building, with no sign of the minister, thus becoming closer as mothers, daughters and wives, and supporting each other in the face of hopelessness. They suffer hunger and thirst, as well as insults from passersby—but they are also encouraged by many who approach them to express support. Throughout, they remain determined to speak to the minister in person. A powerful story of women’s empowerment in the fight for the rights of their people and the preservation of their land. Lucila Moctezuma
Streaming online May 5-9. Streaming is only available in Canada.