Audience Award: Cachada: The Opportunity

Audience Award: Global

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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Marlén Viñayo


Director: Marlén Viñayo


Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Genre: Action
Screening Section: Award Winner Screening
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 82:00 mins