Cachada, The Opportunity (Cachada)

  • Signals (Señales) Signals (Señales)


Home Viewing Fri, Oct 16
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:Cachada
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Women in Film
Bright New Voices
Cinema with a Conscience
Tags:Women's Rights
Human Rights
Women Directors
Health & Wellness
Release Year:2019
Runtime:81 min
Country/Region:El Salvador
Festivals & Awards:SXSW Film Festival - Audience Award
Director:Marlén Viñayo
Executive Producer:Marlén Viñayo
André R. Guttfreund
Ingrid Stalling
Producer:Marlén Viñayo
André R. Guttfreund
Cinematographer:Marlén Viñayo
Screenwriter:Marlén Viñayo
Editor:Fran Barba
Composer:Óscar Luna
Mario Piche
Principal Cast:Evelin Chileno
Magaly Lemus
Ruth H. Vega
Magdalena Henríquez
Wendy Hernández
Egly Larreynaga


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Screening with the short film Signals.

About Cachada: The Opportunity

On the busy streets of one of El Salvador’s most impoverished neighborhoods, single mothers Magaly, Wendy, Chileno, and sisters Magda and Ruth make their livelihoods as vendedores ambulantes, street vendors selling everything from elotes to detergent to toilet paper in order to keep the bills paid and their kids fed. Yet in the spartan utility rooms of a nondescript nearby building, they become the playwrights and performers of La Cachada Teatro, ‘The Opportunity’ Theater. As a form of performance-based therapy and with the help of selfless artistic director Egly Larreynaga, the five women are charged with creating a play rooted in the intense challenges of being sole breadwinners while navigating the burden of extreme poverty. Sharing their most intimate secrets, deepest insecurities and harrowing tales of violent upbringings with a blunt, matter-of-fact frankness, the troupe lose themselves in intense improvisations, coming face to face with deeply embedded traumas and their own roles in ongoing cycles of violence. But with a growing confidence, insight and hard-won self-awareness, the women of La Cachada push forward, building to an emotionally overwhelming and deeply cathartic performance before a packed house in this raw and unforgettable debut feature from writer/director Marlén Viñayo, Audience Award winner at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.

Director Biography

Marle´n Vin~ayo

Marlén Viñayo is a documentary filmmaker based in El Salvador working in film and TV as a director and producer. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication at Carlos III University (Madrid) and a masters degree in Documentary Filmmaking at the ESCAC (Barcelona). She has worked for PBS Frontline, CCTV Americas Now and BBC News. She lives in El Salvador since 2013, where she has founded her production company La Jaula Abierta. Cachada (2019) is her debut feature film and it won the Audience Award Global at SXSW Film Festival, the Latitud Award at DocsBarcelona, CIMA Award for Best Filmmaker at Ourense Film Festival, Audience Award at Festival Cinema Ciudad de México, and has been selected at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival, DocPoint Helsinki and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, among many others.

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Included Shorts

Signals (Señales) (4min) More