The Railroad All-Stars - Saturday 7 June

The Railroad All-Stars
The Railroad All-Stars

Saturday 7 June 3.40pm
Location: Hackney Picture House, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE
Running time: 95 minutes
Director: Chema Rodríguez

Valeria, Vilma and Mercy are sex workers living in a destitute neighbourhood of Guatemala City. Fed up with the abuse they get from customers, partners and the police, they form a football team ‘The Railroad All-Stars’, in the hope of bringing attention to their plight.

After weeks of training and their first game against a local high school team, the All-Stars are banned from future competitions because of their status as sex workers. This controversy, however, brings enormous media attention – precisely what the women were hoping for.

Q&A

Followed by a Q&A with director Chema Rodríguez.

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