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Who were Las Mariposas, and why were they murdered? - Lisa Krause

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For over 30 years, thousands of people were imprisoned, tortured, and murdered under Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. Three sisters would go on to lead an underground revolution. But while their courage inspired many, it threatened the man in power, and their lives would come to a tragic early end. Who were these brave women? Lisa Krause tells the story of Las Mariposas.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lisa Krause
  • Director Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Narrator Safia Elhillo
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu, Sergio Sayeg
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Script Producer Cella Wright
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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