“¡Las Sandinistas!” Nicaraguan Women Warriors Doc Available April 2 from Kino Lorber

Slated for April 2 is ¡Las Sandinistas! (DVD: $29.95), available from Kino Lorber. Directed by Jenny Murray, this documentary reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries. Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the ensuing U.S.-backed Contra War are chronicled in this depiction of a magical moment in world history when thousands of female rebel fighters transformed society’s definition of womanhood and leadership. Today, as the current Sandinista government is erasing these women’s stories of heroism, social reform, and military accomplishments from history books, these same women are fighting to reclaim history: once again leading inspiring popular movements for equality and democracy.