Wednesday 28 6.15pm
The Courtyard Hereford

The Railroad All Stars (18)

Director: Chema Rodriguez
Starring: The Railroad All Stars
Guatemala/Spain, 2006,
1 hour 30 minutes, subtitles

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Valeria, Vilma and Mercy are two-dollar-a-pop prostitutes who work La Linea, the railway that cuts through Guatemala City. They dream of being treated decently and of putting an end to the violence they suffer every day. As a respite from their tough lives, they form a football team but find themselves barred from the local league on account of their 'immorality'. They become national celebrities, end up touring the country and so draw attention to their plight. A compassionate, funny, underdog tale with real heart and spirit that along the way provides an immensely revealing insight into the lives of a group of foul-mouthed, down-to-earth, surprisingly articulate women.

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