Cachada: The Opportunity

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    Cachada: The Opportunity

    Directed by

    El Salvador

    2019

    82 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    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.

    Awards

    • Global Audience Award - SXSW

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Evelin Chileno
    Magaly Lemus
    Ruth H. Vega
    Magdalena Henríquez
    Wendy Hernández
    Egly Larreynaga
    Screenplay
    Marlén Viñayo
    Cinematography
    Marlén Viñayo
    Editing
    Fran Barba
    Music
    Óscar Luna
    Mario Piche
    Production
    LA JAULA ABIERTA
    Marlén Viñayo

    Marlén Viñayo

    El Salvador

    Marlén Viñayo is a filmmaker based in El Salvador (Central América) working in film and TV as a director, producer and documentary screenwriter. In 2016 she founded her production company La Jaula Abierta, and has worked for PBS Frontline, BBC News and CCTV Americas Now, among others. CACHADA: THE OPPORTUNITY is her first feature documentary film as a director.