Eufrosina’s Revolution (2013) Trailer
Trailer for Eufrosina's Revolution.
In 2007, Eufrosina Mendoza was elected president of Oaxaca’s municipal council, but was denied the position because she was an indigenous woman. Instead of stopping her, this denial started her on an even bigger political career. Filmmaker Luciana Kaplan doggedly follows Eufrosina over the years as she attacks gender inequality and the lack of women’s voting rights in her community, while being harassed by local government every step of the way. Eufrosina is completely devoted to improving the lives of her people. But as she ascends the ranks of political power, can she still effectuate change from an ivory tower? Eufrosina’s Revolution is an eye-opening look at a new breed of politician, one who questions whether power is a problem or a privilege. One who gets things done. One who’s smart enough not to think anything will change, but who works in the hopes that it just might. This spring, vote for Eufrosina!