A FILM BY PAOLA CALVO & PATRICK JASIM
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.
With Mexican passion they present an image of being woman that is strong, loud and confident. They are Luchadoras, female fighters in Mexican wrestling, known as Lucha Libre.
LENGTH 90 min.
LOCATION Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
PRODUCTION Tumult, Sutor Kolonko
PRODUCER Phillip Kaminiak
CO-PRODUCER Ingmar Trost
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Paola Calvo & Patrick Jasim
DOP Patrick Jasim
SUPPORTED BY BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DFFF