Nicaragua’s first full-length feature film in more than 20 years tells the story of Yuma, a tough girl who dreams of escaping poverty by becoming a boxer. In the ring, she finds release for the pent-up aggression and anger from life in the slums of Managua, a loveless family life, and friends who waste their lives on petty crime. 91 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
“La Yuma” won the Audience Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and numerous honors at festivals throughout Latin America, Europe and the US.