Cachada: The Opportunity

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Cachada: The Opportunity

Directed by Marlén Viñayo

  • El Salvador 2019; 82 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Global Audience Award - SXSW


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.



    Marlén Viñayo, André Guttfreund