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  • Summary: We Women Warriors follows three native women caught in the crossfire of Colombia's warfare who use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples' survival. Colombia has 102 aboriginal groups, one-third of which face extinction because of the conflict. Despite being trapped in a protracted predicament financed by the drug trade, indigenous women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope. We Women Warriors bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.(Todos Los Pueblos Productions) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Aug 12, 2012
    Karsin doesn't adequately detail the political complexities of the struggle, but how can one not respond to someone like tribal leader Flor Ilva, who declares, "We women are warriors, not with weapons, but with our thoughts and through raising our children."
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Aug 9, 2012
    Nicole Karsin's beautifully crafted documentary We Women Warriors highlights the activism of three strong, extraordinarily likable women from three different regions and indigenous cultures of Colombia.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Aug 12, 2012
    Well conceived and unmanipulative, it will play well with auds attuned to its social-justice themes.
  4. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Aug 6, 2012
    Looks and sounds considerably better than nearly every other independent documentary of its kind, forming an argument that's clear and cogent and virtually free of obvious manipulation or pandering.
  5. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Aug 7, 2012
    This quiet, deliberately paced documentary favors interviews over fly-on-the-wall footage, but one interruption of an on-camera talk by armed soldiers is a potent reminder of how precarious the lives of this population can be, and how the perseverance of its characters represents a strikingly female display of strength.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 14, 2012
    The director's DV cinematography can be rough and ungainly, but it provides sterling glimpses of both family intimacy and its larger social context.