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THE RAILROAD ALL-STARS

by Chema Rodríguez

synopsis

Valeria, Vilma and Mercy are prostitutes living in Guatemala. The price for their services is two dollars. All three belong to a group of women who work in the vicinity of “La Linea”, the railway line that cuts straight across Guatemala City and runs to the Pacific Ocean. All of them dream of being treated with respect, and that the violence against them will end. In order to publicise their plight, they decide to found a football team. After weeks of training, they register for a local championship. But they are barred from taking part – simply because they are prostitutes. Their disqualification unleashes some hefty controversy that has a significant effect on their lives.

international title: The Railroad All-Stars
original title: Estrellas de la línea
country: Spain
year: 2005
genre: documentary
directed by: Chema Rodríguez
film run: 90'
screenplay: Chema Rodríguez
cinematography by: René Soza
film editing: Pablo Blanco Guzmán
music: Michel Peraza, Vagos y Maleantes, Guerrilla Seca, Paulo Alvarado
producer: Chema Rodríguez, Tomás Cimadevilla
production: Telespan 2000 S.L., Producciones Sin Un Duro (ES)
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