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A ruthless hitman for the 18th Street gang serves his sentence in a Salvadoran evangelical prison, where he is guilty not only of his crimes, but of an unforgivable sin under God and gang: being gay.

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Marlén Viñayo is a Spanish documentary filmmaker based in El Salvador. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication at Carlos III University (Madrid) and a masters degree in Documentary Filmmaking at ESCAC (Barcelona). She has worked for PBS Frontline, CCTV Americas Now and Telemundo, among others.

She has lived in El Salvador since 2013, where she founded her production company La Jaula Abierta. Her feature debut, Cachada - The Opportunity (2019) won the Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival 2019 and Latitud Award at DocsBarcelona among others, and was selected at more than 50 International Film Festivals as Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival or Heartland Film Festival.

Unforgivable (2020) is her second film and it was awarded as Best Short Documentary at IDFA 2020, Best International Short Documentary at Hot Docs 2020, Guanajuato International Film Festival 2020 and POY Latam 2020, where Marlén was also awarded as Ibero American Filmmaker of the Year. Unforgivable was nominee as Best Short at IDA Documentary Awards and Official Selection at Telluride, Slamdance, RIDM, Denver and DMZ Docs, among others.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    36 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    El Salvador
  • Director
    Marlén Viñayo
  • Screenwriter
    Carlos Martínez, Marlén Viñayo
  • Producer
    Marlén Viñayo, Carlos Martínez
  • Cast
    Geovany Corea, Steven, Karen, Vanesa