Mary Kay, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, executive produced a documentary, Forest of Hope, which was screened at the 17th Dallas International Film Festival. The film shares the story of Angélica Torres, leader of Mujeres Unidas Para La Conservacion de Laguna de Sanchez, and female entrepreneurs who are combatting environmental challenges in the area surrounding Monterrey, Mexico.
The film was written, directed and produced by an all-women team and gives viewers an inside look at a small mountain town surrounded by a natural reserve where fires and clear-cutting have destroyed more than 30% of the local forest.
“Forest of Hope was a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with the amazing woman at the center of the documentary—Angélica Torres,” said Cris Graves, Director, Forest of Hope. “In telling her story, we were able to touch on several important issues: the importance of family and community, protecting and preserving the environment, and female empowerment. At 71 years young, Angélica proves that you’re never too old to make a difference in this world.”