In the Time of the Butterflies was an incredible movie. I am a huge fan of the latino actors/actresses in the movie and I learned so much from it. I had never heard of the Mirabal sisters, but it turns out that it is based on a true story that goes like this:
Minerva Mirabal studied law, but because she decline Trujillo’s advances she was forbidden from practicing law. She was the first sister to become politically active against Trujillo’s dictatorship. Next, Maria Teresa (Mate) became involved. Both sisters fell in love and raised kids. The 3rd sister joined after witnessing a man being brutally murdered in the middle of a church sermon. The three sisters and their husbands risk their life to campaign against Trujillo and make everyone aware of the horrors that were committed under this government. They eventually formed the movement of the 14th of June and called themselves Las Mariposas (after Minerva’s underground name).
Minerva and Mate were incarcerated and tortured for some time and then let go. Their husband and Patria’s husband were also incarcerated. As the 3 sisters were on their way back from visiting their husbands, they are brutally killed by Trujillo’s right hand men and then their car is driven off the road to make it seem as if it was an accident.
The Mirabal sisters risked a lot for their cause. Only one of them lives today to keep the memory of her sisters alive. After Trujillo was finally killed, some of the Mirabal’s sons ended up becoming active in politics of the DR.
November 25th was designated by The United Nations General Assembly as the annual International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in commemoration of the sisters.
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