Luchadoras

Luchadoras

Czech premiere

Ciudad Juárez is one of the world’s most dangerous places. Clashes amongst drug cartels have turned this US-Mexico border town into almost a warzone, with a record number of sexually motivated murders.

In private, the heroines – professional wrestlers – deal with personal issues: work, relationships, emigrating or contact with one’s own children taken across the border by a violent ex-partner. Flashy costumes and traditional masks give them increased self-confidence and a sense of strength, helping them to win in the ring and tackle their own lives, as well as to join forces and fight for a safer future for all women. In a town marked by shocking numbers of murders and missing women, links between the criminal underground and the police, and a reluctance to resolve women’s rights violations, these female fighters help to build solidarity and bring the topic of gender-based violence into public space.

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About the film

Mexico, Germany
2021 / 93 min.

Director
Paola Calvo, Patrick Jasim

Language
Spanish

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Paola Calvo

Paola Calvo

2021 - Luchadoras
2018 - Straight Family
2016 - Violently Happy
2012 - Tell Me When...
Patrick Jasim

Patrick Jasim

2021 - Luchadoras

Screenings

28. 3.
21:00 h
Praha: Světozor MS
30. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Bio Oko
Discussion
Paola Calvo, director
Patrick Jasim, director

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