The Rights of Butterflies (Video)
The Rights of Butterflies was conceived and directed by Laura Moya, a Montgomery College student, who approached the Gandhi Brigade to help in the production of the film. Her vision was to focus on the story of Katya, a hard working student who is involved in her community, to expose the difficulties that an undocumented student has in continuing their college education. During the summer of 2011, she worked with Laurel Gwizdak, a professional filmmaker, and a team of Gandhi Brigade youth to realize this project.
The Rights of Butterflies tells the story of Katya, an undocumented student in Montgomery County, and her struggle to fund and continue her college education due to her legal status. In the film, we learn about Katya’s personal sacrifices in coming to the United States, her transition into the Silver Spring Area, where she constructs a sense of home, and her perseverance to achieve her ambitions in continuing her education and excelling as a professional.
The Rights of Butterflies (10 minute version)
Visit Gandhi Brigade website to purchase a screening kit for the full length video.