‘Luchadoras’ Review: The Female Wrestlers of Juárez Take to the Ring to Conquer a Devastating National Plight [SXSW 2021]
Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2021 by Marisa Mirabal
Ciudad Juárez is notorious for its violence, especially against women. In the first four months of 2020, 987 women and young girls were murdered in Mexico. Of those deaths, 308 were categorized as femicide. Directors Paola Calvo and Patrick Jasim shine light on this deadly issue through a sympathetic and empowering lens with their SXSW documentary Luchadoras.