In the Time of the Butterflies


1h 32m 2001

Brief Synopsis

True story of Minerva, Patria, and Maria Teresa Maribal -- three sisters known in the Dominican Republic as "Las Mariposas" ("The Butterflies") -- who became freedom fighters rebelling against the dictatorial regime of Rafael Leonid Trujillo during the 1950s. Leaving a life of comfort, three of four

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Location
Mexico City, Mexico; Vera Cruz, Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

True story of Minerva, Patria, and Maria Teresa Maribal -- three sisters known in the Dominican Republic as "Las Mariposas" ("The Butterflies") -- who became freedom fighters rebelling against the dictatorial regime of Rafael Leonid Trujillo during the 1950s. Leaving a life of comfort, three of four Maribal sisters were persecuted, incarcerated many times, and finally brutally murdered as a result of their political activities in 1960. Following their deaths, the sisters became the inspiration for the revolution which resulted in Trujillo's assassination in 1961.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Location
Mexico City, Mexico; Vera Cruz, Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 21, 2001

Budget source: DV 07/19/2000

Estimated budget: $10,000,000

Began shooting October 2000.