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In the Time of the Butterflies

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In the Time of the Butterflies. Showtime Movies, 2001. English. Color; 92 minutes. DVD and VHS.

This is the story of the Mirabal sisters during the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. The movie is based on Julia Alvarez's historical novel In the Time of the Butterflies. Directed by Mariano Barroso. Featuring Salma Hayek, Marc Anthony, and Edward James Olmos.