El Chácharero, the third chapter of a trilogy of documentaries directed by Krisstian de Lara, wins the Audience Choice Award at Melrose Film Festival in Orlando, Florida. No only that, El Chácharero had also won Best Documentary by the festival judge committee taking two of the biggest prizes home. El Chácharero tells the story of Edras, a man that survives from picking up trash in downtown Juarez, Mexico, and its correlation between the US and Mexico border. The seven minute short film is the final installment from a trilogy of border stories that showcase the most raw and shocking lives from this complex and unique region.
Melrose Film Festival went virtual for the first time this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and showcased 75 projects from more than 20 different countries and their official selections were hand picked from over 1,300 submissions. El Chácharero opened the documentary category following nine other diverse films from around the world.
Melrose Center announced their award winners on their official Facebook page, “Thanks to all 75 filmmakers representing 26 countries for sharing your amazing art with us during the 2020 Melrose Film Festival, and congratulations to this year’s award winners.” This is not the first time the trilogy receives awards, the second installment, El Flaco, a story about a male prostitute working the nocturnal street corners in downtown Juarez, also received Best Documentary Film and Best in Festival at Sun City Film Festival in Texas. Plus, the first and second installments have showcased in various territories such as Colombia, Mexico City, Baltimore, Maryland, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Stay on the look out of where to catch El Chácharero once again on the big screen or watch it on demand, here. To watch the other two installments on demand click here or join to watch the full collection.
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