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Film Available to Stream

Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


Another gripping and illuminating documentary from Luciana Kaplan, here the focus is Maria de Jesús Patricio, the first indigenous woman to run for president of Mexico. Known as Marichuy, her fraught and heartfelt campaign reveals the intricacies of Mexican politics while cementing the critical issues facing the indigenous population into the national discourse. Exploring racism and gender discrimination, Marichuy’s journey is one of inspiration and hope.

Director Luciana Kaplan

Luciana Kaplan is a veteran documentary filmmaker who made her debut in 1991 with a short, Café oriente. 2008’s 1982: La decision was her first feature, followed by La revolución de los alcatraces (2013) and Rush Hour (2018), winner of the Best Long Documentary Award at the Morelia International Film Festival. As an executive producer of the P.O.V. documentary, Presumed Guilty (2008), she won an Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form New & Documentary Emmy Award.

Film Details

Language Spanish

Original Language Title La Vocera

Year 2021

Premiere None

Runtime 77

Country Mexico

Director Luciana Kaplan

Producer Carolina Coppel, Mónica Lozano, Eamon O'Farrill

Executive Producer Carolina Coppel

Editor Valentina Leduc, Luciana Kaplan

Cinematographer Ernesto Pardo