In the Time of the Butterflies
Call Number: SPAFFDVDI1
Alternate Title: In the Time of the Butterflies
Director: Mariano Barroso
Duration: 92 mins
Subtitle Language(s): English
- From 1930 to 1961, General Rafael Leónidas Trujillo held absolute control of the Dominican Republic.
- His secret alliance with the church, aristocrats, intellectuals and the press were the foundation of his dictatorship. His formula to remain in power was simple: murder anyone who opposed him. More than 30,000 people were executed during his regime of terror. In the Time of the Butterflies is a fictionalized account of the lives of the Mirabal sisters, Dominican revolutionary activists, who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo and were assassinated on November 25, 1960.