Vintage – In The Time Of The Butterflies

In The Time of The Butterflies, a film based on true events during the rise of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic, has been a favorite of Urban Landfill for a long time.

The film centers on the lives and deaths of the Mirabel sisters, a trio of sisters whose defiance of the dictator Trujillo ended their lives in  1960. Minerva Mirabel, almost always seen as the leader, started her rebellion by refusing Trujillo’s advances which led to her father’s arrest and eventual death. 

Urban Landfill keeps this film in the collection for a reason – the film, though tragic and heartbreaking in nature and thought, teaches the important lesson that fighting for a principle may ultimately call for the most radical and permanent of sacrifices. 

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