After tackling the life of Saint Rose of Lima, the first Latin American to be canonized by the Catholic Church in “Mystic Rose,” director Augusto Tamayo introduces audiences to the life and work of the 18th century Franco-Peruvian writer Flora Tristán. The film opens as Flora flees from the abuse of a violent husband by traveling to Peru with the goal of claiming her family inheritance. Flora perceives the overwhelming social differences between races and classes in both Arequipa and Lima, as well as the persistence of slavery in Peru. Upon returning to France, she uses her pen to fight for the rights of workers and women. 

Director Augusto Tamayo and Nathalie Hendrickx are scheduled to attend both screenings.