Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

La Revolución de los Alcatraces (2013)

Screening Format: Blu-Ray (90 Minutes)

Directed by Luciana Kaplan

Join us for a screening of the documentary La Revolución de los Alcatraces followed by a conversation with director Luciana Kaplan moderated by Juan Llamas-Rodriguez, PhD Candidate in UCSB Film and Media Studies.

Luciana Kaplan's award-winning documentary tells the story of Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza, a native of Santa María Quiegolani, a small indigenous community nestled in southern Oaxaca, Mexico. Eufrosina ran for town mayor in 2007, but her victory was taken away because she was a woman. The film follows her subsequent personal crusade for gender equality in Oaxaca's indigenous communities, questioning the current political system and becoming an icon of gender and indigenous rights in her state. This film is a portrait of Eufrosina’s personal journey and social awakening that dramatically changes as she accepts a position in the Oaxacan Chamber of Deputies.

Movie Trailer


Luciana Kaplan was born in Argentina and lives in México City since 1975. She studied Film Direction at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, where she is now Coordinator of the Documentary Program. She has worked as a producer, assistant director, and script supervisor in several features, shorts, commercials, and documentary films for the past 15 years. For her documentaries she has received support from the Méxican Film Institute and the Mexican Fund for the Endowment and the Arts.

  • Winner of Best Documentary Award, International Human Rights Film Festival in México, 2013, and Best Feature Documentary, Baja Film Festival in México, 2012
  • Honorable Mention, Documentary Film Made By Woman, International Morelia Festival in México, 2012