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Film Review of Eufrosina’s revolution

Sophie Lavoie


Eufrosina’s Revolution is an account of the struggle to overcome obstacles for Indigenous women in Mexico. In 2007 Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza decided to run for mayor of her municipality, Santa María Quiegolani, located in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. Her victory was annulled on the basis that she was a woman. The fi lm takes us on a journey from the subject’s tiny village to the Oaxaca state capital, where Cruz Mendoza, a Zapotec Indian who only learned Spanish when she was 12 years old, was finally elected to the state congress in 2010.

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