Ay Mariposa

Ay Mariposa

International Wildlife Film Festival Presents a monthly offering celebrating emerging filmmakers and the future of wildlife & environmental filmmaking, culminating in a 7-day festival April 18-25, 2020. Keep up with IWFF at https://wildlifefilms.org/.


Ay Mariposa tells the story of La Mariposa, Zulema, and Marianna–three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. As the director of the National Butterfly Center, Marianna Trevino Wright has become a leader of wall resistance in the Valley, a position that has resulted in violent threats from pro-wall factions and an emotional odyssey as she tries to navigate the ever-shifting sands of border policy. Zulema Hernandez, a life-long migrant worker, immigrant and great grandmother, has been a dedicated 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 directly in the path of the wall.






Screening Times

Film Info

Krista Schlyer, 2019, US/Mexico, 60 minutes

Genre: Documentary
Format: Digital