Justicia para mi hermana
Justice for My Sister 

Kimberly Bautista

USA/Guatemala, Human Rights Documentary, 2012
69 min, HDV, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles


Adela, 27, left home for work one day and never returned. Her ex-boyfriend beat her until she was unrecognizable and left her at the side of the road. Her story is all too familiar in Guatemala, where 6,000 women have been murdered in the last decade. Only 2% of those killers have been sentenced. Adela's sister Rebeca, 34, takes on Guatemala's notoriously corrupt legal system. She makes tortillas at home to sell, to raise her five children, along with the three children her sister Adela left behind. The challenges Rebeca encounters in her search for justice are illustrative of the thousands of other cases like this one in Guatemala. However, her willingness to forge ahead while she is still mourning is exceptional. Completely transformed by her struggle, Rebeca emerges as a leader in her rural community with a message for others: justice is possible.


Regional Premiere

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Kimberly-Bautista-DirectorKimberly Bautista is a Princess Grace Award recipient, a recipient of the prestigious Latino Artists Mentorship from NALIP, and a 2010 NALIP Latino Producers Academy Fellow. Her debut feature documentary, JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER, received funding from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, LPB, and the US and Dutch Embassies in Guatemala. It has screened in over 150 communities in Guatemala with the help of the Guatemalan Justice for my Sister advocacy team.

Producer: Kimberly Bautista
Production Companies: Artevista Films
Screenwriter: Kimberly Bautista
Cinematographer: Juan Mejia
Editor: Michael X Flores
Sound Design: Joe Milner
Music: Quetzal Flores
Cast: Kate del Castillo (narrator)

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