Luchadoras

dir. Paola Calvo, Patrick Jasim / 2021 / Germany, Mexico / 92min.
“Luchadoras” portrays the courageous female wrestlers of Ciudad Juárez, a city known for its high femicide rates

“Luchadoras” portrays the courageous female wrestlers of Ciudad Juárez, a city known for its high femicide rates. There is Mini Serinita whose biggest dream is to become a full-time luchadora and leave the factory work that disenfranchises so many women for good. Lady Candy who can see the US Border, where her daughters were taken, from her house but due to visa regulations can never cross it. And Baby Star, the young single mother who was a lucha libre star at an early age and now makes her way to a comeback. With Latino passion they present a new image of what it means to be a woman in Mexico.

duration:
92 min
country / year of production:
Germany, Mexico / 2021
director:
Paola Calvo, Patrick Jasim
cinematography:
Patrick Jasim
producer:
Phillip Kaminiak / Tumult
selected festivals and awards:
2021 – SXSW Austin, Texas
sections:
We Can Be Heroes
competitions:
Canon Award for Best Cinematography
tags:
politics human rights feminism sport relations Latin America

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