¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the extraordinary and untold story of a group of Nicaraguan women who led rebel Sandinista troops in battle, and went on to create groundbreaking social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution – and who continue to lead popular movements for democracy and equality today.
About the filmmaker: Jenny Murray (Director/Writer/Editor/Co-Producer) is a graduate of Columbia University in New York where she studied Latin American Film, Literature, and Photography. After working as a licensed Associate Trader on Watermill Trading’s stock trading desk, she directed three short films, and multiple social satire comedy videos, which have been featured by television critic Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker. Her most recent short narrative film was selected to screen at Anthology Film Archives in New York City as part of New Filmmakers New York Winterfest. She studied method acting at Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, assisted Emmy-award winning Cinematographer Fletch Murray, and founded a women’s filmmaking collective in Los Angeles.