Bullets for a Revolution

Marusya Bociurkiw

1988, 30:00 minutes, colour, English


An intimate glimpse of rural Nicaragua, before the defeat of the FSLN government in 1990, this tape succinctly describes the enormous gains and costs of the Sandinista revolution. Women from an international work brigade describe their impressions in journal excerpts; campesinas talk candidly about the effects of poverty and war. Images of work prevail: the repetition of hands picking coffee, scrubbing clothes, making tortillas at dawn. An engaging overview of women's issues, literacy, daycare and health, in revolutionary Nicaragua. With upbeat music by Luis Mejia Godoy, and Bruce Cockburn.

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