Film Series 2021 – Ay Mariposa

29
Jan

Film Series 2021 – Ay Mariposa

When:
February 22, 2021 @ 6:00 am – February 24, 2021 @ 11:00 pm
2021-02-22T06:00:00-08:00
2021-02-24T23:00:00-08:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Film Series 2021 - Ay Mariposa

Save the date! We are excited to announce that February’s Film will be “Ay Mariposa“. Prior registration is required to watch the film. Space is limited!

Registration instructions:
1. Go to this link to register
2. Click on the button that says “Pre-order now for free”
3. Enter password: TWA21
4. A reminder email will be sent to you 24 hours before viewing begins

Ay Mariposa tells a story of La Mariposa, Zulema, and Marianna–three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. As the director of the National Butterfly Center, Marianna Trevino Wright has become a leader of wall resistance in the Valley, a position that has resulted in violent threats from pro-wall factions and an emotional odyssey as she tries to navigate the ever-shifting sands of border policy.

Zulema Hernandez, a life-long migrant worker, immigrant and great grandmother, has been a dedicated advocate for all migrants, both wild and human-kind.

Meanwhile the butterfly, La Mariposa, fights its own daily battle for survival in a landscape where more than 95 percent of its habitat is long gone and much of what remains lies directly in the path of the wall.

The film draws a portrait of Zulema, la Mariposa, and Marianna’s lives and conveys their struggles in the lengthening shadow of a border wall, delving into the motivations that underlie their opposition and actions, and the surprising ties that bind them all together.

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