El Salvador @ SXSW!!

Photo Credit: CACHADA: The Opportunity Facebook


Last month we had the honor of hosting A Conversation with André R. Guttfreund in partnership with UH Center for Mexican American Studies. During that event Andre screened the trailer of the Salvadoran film he produced called Cachada: The Opportunity…today we have the pleasure of sharing with you that it has just been announced as the first Salvadoran film to be featured at SXSW. This documentary will be making it’s World Premiere in Austin, TX this March at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

Major Congratulations to Andre and especially to the WOMEN behind the film…it’s director Marlén Viñayo and the ALL FEMALE CAST composed of Evelin Chileno, Magaly Lemus, Ruth H. Vega, Magdalena Henríquez, Wendy Hernández, and Egly Larreynaga.

Film Synopsis

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.

Film’s Trailer https://vimeo.com/241360206