CineNoche presents Mujeres en la Lucha


This spring, Cine Las Americas‘ monthly CineNoche series at Violet Crown Cinema features documentaries spotlighting women’s activism in Latin America. MUJERES EN LA LUCHA represents 5 regions and brings to the fore conversations around land and water rights, migration, reproductive rights, state violence and more. At the center of the stories are the unwavering women fighting for their communities. Pre-recorded Q&A’s with the filmmakers will follow the screenings. View the line-up and get your tickets below. Nos vemos en el cine!


MAXIMA – Peru – 1/31

BERTA SOY YO (I AM BERTA) – Honduras – 2/28

DOS RÍOS (TWO RIVERS) & TRAS LA VIDA (TOWARDS LIFE) – Honduras/Guatemala/Mexico – 3/27

FLY SO FAR (NUESTRA LIBERTAD) – El Salvador – 4/24


Dates: Last Wednesdays of the month
Location: Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Fee: $10 plus fees (Free for CLA members. Contact for more information.)



Wednesday, January 31, 2024 @ 7:00PM

A film by Claudia Sparrow
Peru/United States, 2019
Documentary/Indigenous Rights, 88 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Synopsis: MAXIMA follows Peruvian indigenous farmer Máxima Acuña in her fight to protect her land as she stands up to the largest gold producer in the world: US-based Newmont Mining Corporation. Throughout Máxima’s fight for justice, the film provides an illustrative case study in the tactics used by transnational corporations to commit human rights violations and environmental crimes, the role played by non-profits and The World Bank, and, ultimately, the resilience of one woman who refuses to back down.


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Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 7:00PM

A film by Katia Lara
Honduras/Mexico/United States, 2022
Documentary/Environmentalism, 105 min, Color
Spanish & Garifuna with English subtitles

Synopsis: On March 2, 2016, environmental activist Berta Cáceres was gunned down by hired hitmen. She had led the Lenca people in their efforts to stop the construction of a hydroelectric plant on the Gualcarque River. Before her assassination, Cáceres wrote down the names of the people and companies who wanted her dead. Using these clues, a local journalist and an international lawyer put the puzzle pieces together to solve her murder.


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Wednesday, March 27, 2024 @ 7:00PM

Short films by Anaïs Taracena
Honduras/Guatemala/Mexico, 2022/2023
Documentary/Environmentalism/Migration, 83 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

DOS RÍOS (TWO RIVERS): Betty Vásquez Rivera is a Honduran environmentalist, María Caal is a Mayan Q’eqchi’ community leader and lives in Guatemala, without knowing each other, they are united by one clarity: the defense of the rivers in her territories.

TRAS LA VIDA (TOWARDS LIFE): Ana Enamorado, a Guatemalan woman becomes an activist after her son goes missing while crossing the Mexico/US border. She moves to Mexico to track him and helps others in the same painful situation.

Joined by local nonprofit Project Schoolhouse with a short film screening of VICTORINA.

Synopsis- Meet Victorina, a 74-year-old Nicaraguan woman who never had access to clean water. Through our partnership with her community and its members, she no longer has to walk for water and can confidently drink the water in her home with just a twist of a tap.


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Wednesday, April 24, 2024 @ 7:00PM

A film by Celina Escher
El Salvador/Sweden, 2021
Documentary/Reproductive Rights, 98 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Synopsis: FLY SO FAR follows Teodora Vásquez and The Seventeen in their struggle to regain their freedom. Due to the criminalisation of abortion, they have been sentenced up to 30 years in prison for having an obstetric emergency. Their testimonies and cases are evidence of the State’s violence against women, but also of collective resilience and solidarity.


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Cine Las Americas (CLA) is a multi-cultural, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Austin Texas, offering theatrical screenings of films made by and/or about Latinxs and Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Films from Spain and Portugal are also included, enhancing a truly Pan-American cinematic experience.


Violet Crown LogoThe CineNoche film series is presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema. Violet Crown is committed to celebrating and preserving the magic of cinema. From new releases to timeless classics, they present films from across the entire cinematic spectrum to bring extraordinary films to the screen and to the community.



This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.