Rise And Shine | LUCHADORAS


Documentary, Germany 2021
Feminism, Human Rights, Latin, Society, Sports

Documentary, Germany 2021
Runtime: 92 min. / 52 min.
Directors: Paola Calvo, Patrick Jasim
Production: Tumult


The Film is an intimate portrait of three courageous female wrestlers (Luchadoras) from Ciudad Juarez who despite being surrounded by machismo redefine the image of woman in Mexico. The short statued Mini Serinita who’s biggest dream is to become a full time Luchadora and leave the Factory work that disenfranchises so many women for good. Lady Candy who can see the U.S. Border, where her daughters were taken, from her house but due to visa regulations can never cross it. And Baby Star, the young single mother who was a Lucha Libre Star at an early age and now makes her way to a come back. With Mexican passion they present a new image of what it means to be a woman in Mexico.


Festivals: 2021: SXSW, Women+Film Colorado, Milwaukee FF, Oak Cliff FF, Indie SF, AFI Docs, Thessaloniki Doc FF, North Bend FF, Documentaries From The Edge, New Haven FF, NIFF, Films By The Sea, Nottingham IFF, Reykjavik FF, Media Festival Skopje, Hot Springs DFF, Invonvenient Films, Cinemassi FF, Seminci, Leeds IFF, One World Slovakia, EQUIS, Loft Film Fest, Los Cabos IFF, Films From The South, Gulf German Film Festival, FILMAR, CUFF, German Films Moscow


Best Documentary Film at Hofer Filmtage
FIPRESCI Critics Prize  at  Thessaloniki TIFF
Special Jury Award at Thessaloniki TIFF
Audience Award at Thessaloniki TIFF
Audience Award at Valladolid International Film Festival seminci
Best Director at Nottingham NIFF für LUCHADORAS
Best Doc Feature at NIFF für LUCHADORAS