Acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker Helena Solberg’s feature documentary From the Ashes: Nicaragua Today brings a multi-layered feminist perspective to a political and societal portrait of the country following the 1979 insurrection that overthrew the Somoza dictatorship. Weaving together archive footage, newsreel, and interviews, the film grounds political and military complexities – including the role of the U.S. – firmly and rigorously in the human realities of the moment, exploring the revolution’s impact on issues such as the national literacy campaign, the changing relations between the sexes, and the social activist role of the church.



Run Time

60 mins