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    "Offers a striking alternative portrait of border-town life."
    NY Times

Unlike any other, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is part of a lucrative month-long festival honoring George Washington's birthday. 


Tracing the event's origins back to 1898, LAS MARTHAS works to unravel why a town like Laredo - with a population that is 98% Mexican - feels such affinity for America's Founding Father.


A beautifully drawn and sometimes humorous, coming of age portrait with a critical eye, LAS MARTHAS follows two young women as they navigate this complex tradition in a time of economic uncertainty and political tension over immigration and Border relations between the US and Mexico.


Buy the DVD. 

To celebrate this new release, WMM is offering a 50% discount on select Latin American titles when you purchase LAS MARTHAS at list price! Choose from these films below that cover a wide array of issues facing Latinas in America and U.S./Mexico border politics. Use promo code LMARTHE14 to apply your discount. 

Maria in Nobody's Land is an unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the U.S.

Performing the Border is a video essay set in the Mexican-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble electronic and digital equipment just across from El Paso, Texas.

La Boda is an intimate portrait of migrant life along the U.S.-Mexican border, that delves into the challenges faced by a community striving to maintain their roots in Mexico, while pursuing the "American Dream" across the border. 
A WMM classic title, Chicana
shows how women, despite their poverty, have become an active and vocal part of the political and work life in both Mexico and the United States.
A Crushing Love, the sequel to Chicana, honors the achievements of five activist Latinas and their contributions to key struggles for Latino empowerment and other major movements of our time.


Offer expires 07/15/14. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other exceptions may apply. 
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Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone.