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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.


When Maria Cano (Maria Eugenia Davila) was recruited into the labor movement in Colombia in 1925, she was prepared for the revolution to come. She worked strenuously to organize workers, and became something of a folk hero. What she was not prepared for, after her five years of imprisonment (beginning 1928), was that the whole movement would lose steam, and that she would have to live the rest of her life with her lost dreams of what might have been. These feelings are very strongly represented in her poetry. This biographical movie shows her life during those years, and considers her bitterness in later life. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi