Ay Mariposa

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The residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas have had their lives upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. As the director of the National Butterfly Center, Marianna Wright has become a leader of wall resistance in the Valley, a position that has resulted in violent threats. Zulema Hernandez, a life-long migrant worker, has been an 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 in the path of the wall. Ay Mariposa documents each character's fierce commitment to home, justice, and the future of the US-Mexico borderlands.

Available within the additional streaming library from April 18-25, accessible to Virtual Passholders.

  • Director: Krista Schlyer

  • Producers: Jenny Nichols, Krista Schlyer

  • Duration: 57min 7sec

  • Category: New Vision


Streaming access made possible by Collective Eye Films, an educational film distributor.

Extras and how you can ACT found at
Ay Mariposa website.

Creature Feature: Monarch Butterfly