LUCHADORAS portrays the courageous female wrestlers of Ciudad Juárez, who in the ring and in their daily lives fight to redefine the image of what it means to be a woman in Mexico.
A brave, bold and visually arresting look into the lives of three strong, independent women, fighting for opportunities as athletic performers against an increasingly violent, misogynistic and dangerous cultural landscape, the outstanding documentary LUCHADORAS will have it’s World premiere in the Global cinema section of SXSW Online 2021, running virtually from March 16-20th. The film will be accessible to audiences starting March 16th, with screening details to be found here.
The film is an intimate portrait of three courageous female wrestlers (Luchadoras) from Ciudad Juarez. Despite being surrounded by machismo they redefine the image of women in Mexico. The short statured Mini Serinita’s dream is to become a full time Luchadora and leave the factory work that disenfranchises so many women for good. Lady Candy can see the U.S Border from her house. Her daughters were taken to the US, but due to visa regulations she cannot cross the border to see them Baby Star is a young single mother with a Lucha Libre childhood past. She is looking to make a comeback. With Mexican passion they present a new image of what it means to be a woman in Mexico.
LUCHADORAS is a German production directed by Paola Calvo & Patrick Jasim and produced by Phillip Kaminiak of TUMULT Film GmbH.