A film about Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza, a native of Santa María Quiegolani, a small indigenous community nestled in the Southern Mountain Range in Oaxaca, Mexico. Eufrosina ran for town mayor of her community in 2007, but her victory was taken away just because she was a woman. That leads her on a personal crusade for gender equality in Oaxaca’s indigenous communities, questioning the current system and becoming an icon of social and gender indigenous fight in her State. This film is a portrait of Eufrosina’s personal journey and social awakening that dramatically changes as she accepts a position at the Oaxacan Chamber of Deputies.
Luciana Kaplan was born in Argentina but has lived in Mexico since 1975. She studied Film Directing at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematografica. She directed several documentary films and has also worked as a producer, assistant director and script supervisor on several feature, shorts, and commercials. She is the current director of the Post Production Documentary Grant Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Ambulante as well as the Coordinator of the Documentary Program at The Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica.