MORIR DE PIE/DIE STANDING UP
“Conceptually striking and emotionally piercing…”-Variety The directorial debut of renowned Mexican journalist and anchorwoman Jacaranda Correa, this is the inspiring story of Irina Layewska, a tireless fighter and advocate for personal freedoms and progressive causes. It is also the love story of Irina and her partner Nelida, whom she married as a man. Born to Mexican communist militants and raised on a staunch diet of communism, Irina fought in the Cuban solidarity movement, idolizing Che Guevara as a father figure. Since her early youth, Irina suffered from multiple sclerosis, which confines her to a wheel chair. Now blind, and with the support of her life partner, Irina continues her battle against discrimination and prejudice.
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