AY MARIPOSA

Journey along this emotional odyssey in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas with advocates who show their fierce commitment to home, justice, wild beauty, monarch butterflies, and the future of the US-Mexico borderlands.

Directors

Krista Schlyer

Country

USA

Year

2019

Running Time

57 mins 

Website

https://www.aymariposafilm.com

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 29, 2019

Journey along this emotional odyssey in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas with advocates who show their fierce commitment to home, justice, wild beauty, monarch butterflies, and the future of the US-Mexico borderlands. Ay Mariposa tells a story of two women and a rare community of butterflies whose lives are upended by the border conflict. Marianna Trevino Wright, director of the National Butterfly Center and leader of wall resistance, struggles through an emotional odyssey of violent threats and border policy. Zulema Hernandez, a life-long migrant worker, immigrant and great grandmother, has been a dedicated advocate for all migrants, both wild and human-kind. Meanwhile the butterfly, la mariposa, fights its own daily battle for survival in a landscape where more than 95 percent of its habitat is long gone and much of what remains lies directly in the path of the wall.

DISCUSSION WITH: Krista Schlyer