The Wrestling Cholita

Year
2016
Country
United Kingdom
Duration:
9 mins

Overview

In Bolivia, the indigenous Cholita women are easily recognized by their bowler hats, pollera skirts and plaited braids. Cholitas have long been mistreated in this South American country, but that’s changing, thanks to anti-discrimination legislation and new progressive politicians. It’s also thanks to individuals like Teresa Huayta, the wrestling Cholita. This diminutive woman is a force of nature in the ring, proving with each match that it’s a badge of pride — not a mark of shame — to be a Cholita.

Production Team

Director
Harri Grace

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2016 Mountainfilm Festival.