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La Maestra (The Teacher) is an award-winning documentary that profiles Mayra Aguilar, a young teacher in a tiny fishing village in Baja, Mexico, who decides to follow her own path by becoming the first Mexican woman in her area to surf, and in doing so, changes her community’s expectations of what’s appropriate for women. Mayra also talks about the challenges facing her community, and the gift of nature that has drawn thousands of tourists over the years, forever changing her hometown. In this regard, the film is also a subtle commentary on the impact outsiders have on small communities and the need for all of us to be more mindful visitors.

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