LUCHADORAS

Luchadoras

Ciudad Juarez, the “Murder City”, claims thousands of victims every year as drug cartels clash with government forces in the so called “War on Drugs”. The city also coined the term femicide in Mexico and is the epicenter of a wave of murder and hate crimes on women throughout the country in which the culprits hardly ever get caught. The film is an intimate portrait of three courageous female wrestlers (Luchadoras) from Juarez who despite being surrounded by machismo and in constant danger both, in the ring, and in their daily life’s fight to redefine the image of what it means to be a woman in Mexico.

Directed by

Paola Calvo, Patrick Jasim / Germany / 2021 / 90 min.

Language

Spanish

Subtitles

Slovak, English

Topic

Relationships

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