Cachada: The Opportunity

Five Salvadoran women -poor, single mothers, street vendors- have decided to embark on an unlikely dream: they want to become theater actresses.
After forming their own company, they accept the challenge of putting on a play through which they'll bring their cruel life stories to the stage. What began as an experiment has turned into the only opportunity to transform their lives, but will they be able to face their past and get over their fears, traumas and dark secrets?
Filmed over a year and a half, this observational documentary is witness to the process of creating their play, through which they'll discover themselves as victims and victimizers in a cycle of multigenerational violence.

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Credits

Director:

Marlén Viñayo

Executive Producer:

Marlén Viñayo, André R. Guttfreund / Co-Executive Producer: Ingrid Stalling

Producer:

Marlén Viñayo, André R. Guttfreund

Screenwriter:

Marlén Viñayo

Cinematographer:

Marlén Viñayo

Editor:

Fran Barba

Sound Designer:

Eduardo Cáceres

Principal Cast:

Evelin Chileno, Magaly Lemus, Ruth H. Vega, Magdalena Henríquez, Wendy Hernández, Egly Larreynaga

Additional Credits:

Additional photography: Carla Molina, Field Producer: Marlén Viñayo, Luis Felpeto, Additional sound: Mauro Arévalo, Original music: Óscar Luna, Mario Piche

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Marlén Viñayo
La Jaula Abierta
lajaulaabiertafilms@gmail.com
503 72940600

Publicity Contact:

André Guttfreund
aguttfreund@gmail.com
503 79114343

Sales Agent:

Mitchell Block (mwblock@aol.com)