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AIR LAND SEA: Ay Mariposa

AIR LAND SEA: Ay Mariposa

Dive Deep into our World
One Week | 10 Films

September 13-19

a co-presentation of Rialto Cinemas and Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Fri, Sep 13 5pm
Sun, Sep 15 12pm
Mon, Sep 16 3pm
Wed, Sep 18 1pm

A documentary film about two women and a rare community of butterflies standing on the front lines in a battle against the US-Mexico border wall.

Ay Mariposa tells a story of La Mariposa, Zulema, and Marianna–three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. As the director of the National Butterfly Center, Marianna Trevino Wright has become a leader of wall resistance in the Valley, a position that has resulted in violent threats from pro-wall factions and an emotional odyssey as she tries to navigate the ever-shifting sands of 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.

The film draws a portrait of Zulema, la Mariposa, and Marianna's lives and conveys their struggles in the lengthening shadow of a border wall, delving into the motivations that underlie their opposition and actions, and the surprising ties that bind them all together.

This film tells a microcosmic tale of all that is being lost in the rush to build border barriers along the 2,000-mile meeting place of the United States and Mexico.

in English and Spanish with English subtitles
Daily Showtimes
Fri, Sep 13 5pm
Sun, Sep 15 12pm
Mon, Sep 16 3pm
Wed, Sep 18 1pm
Film Facts
Running Time
57
Genre
Documentary
MPAA Rating
NR
Directed By
Krista Schlyer
Admission & Prices
Festival Pass $65
(10 Admissions)

General Admission $10