Filmmakers and Producers

Javier García

MEXICO CITY, 1968. HE STUDIED MUSIC AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, however in recent years his main activity has been as a photojournalist and
producer. He has worked for press agencies such as AP, AFP, Imagenlatina and other journals. In 2004, he was finalist in the IV edition of the UNICEF award for children’s rights in Panama. In 2005, he was selected for the photojournalism festival in Gijón, Spain. In 2006 he won an honorary mention for his photographic work “Works and days” (Los trabajos y los días) in Colombia. In 2009, he produced and photographed the short documentary film “La Patrona”, which was screened in several Film Festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand and CinéRail in France. He produced and designed the sound for the transmedia documentary “Geography of Pain” (Geografía del Dolor) in 2014, project that depicts the heartbreaking stories of families looking for their missing relatives in Mexico. In 2017 he won the audience award in the Cine Las Américas Film Festival in Austin for the music video “Quemayama”, by the artist Patricio Hidalgo and the Afrojarocho. He considers photography as a social commitment, more important than ever.
La Patrona, Short Film, 2009. Photographer, Producer, Script.
Patrona’s Kitchen (La Cocina de Las Patronas) 2016, Director.
Geography of Pain (Geografía del dolor) 2014. Sound and producer.
Cold in the soul (Frío en el alma) 2013. Sound and producer.
Quemayama 2016, Director.
The cooks (Las Cocineras) 2016, Director.
The Cane 2015, Director.


La Cocina de las Patronas
Javier García
Producer: Iliana Martinez, Ana Paula Uruñuela & SacBé Producciones
2016, 66 min., Color, Mexico
Day after day, for over 20 years, a group of women in Mexico, prepare and give meals to Central American migrants who travel atop La Bestia, a U.S.-bound freight train. They call themselves Las Patronas and their mission goes beyond humanitarian assistance, symbolizing a resistance against a system ...

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