We Women Warriors: movie review
While director Nicole Karsin doesn't adequately detail the politics behind Colombian warfare, the documentary is still powerful.
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The documentary â€śWe Women Warriorsâ€ť focuses on three heroines of Colombiaâ€™s cocaine wars, all native women using nonviolent tactics to defend Colombiaâ€™s indigenous people against warfare perpetrated by cocaine smugglers and paramilitary and government forces.
Caught in the crossfire, the 102 aboriginal groups, nearly one-third in danger of extinction, according to director Nicole Karsin, are increasingly dominated by women (in large part because so disproportionately many of their men have been killed or executed). Karsin doesnâ€™t adequately detail the political complexities of the struggle, but how can one not respond to someone like tribal leader Flor Ilva, who declares, â€śWe women are warriors, not with weapons, but with our thoughts and through raising our children.â€ť Grade: B (Unrated.)