On November 25, 1960, the bodies of three sisters were found near the bottom of a cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official daily ‘El Caribe’ reports that it had been an accident, but it does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it mention the sisters’ fierce opposition to the General Trujillo’s dictatorship. This is their story: how Minerva started the tragedy by refusing Trujillo; how Patria became an opponent from the church itself; how Maria Teresa joined the revolution through the love. And how they lost their wings, but not their courage. They were Las Mariposas – “The Butterflies”.

Also Known As: In the Time of the Butterflies, Czas Motyli, Zeit der Schmetterlinge, Drugeliu metas, No Tempo das Borboletas, Времето на пеперудите, Surorile Mirabal, Ha eljő a Pillangók ideje, Longue vie aux papillons, En el tiempo de las mariposas, Времена бабочек, Fjärilarnas tid, Vrijeme leptira

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