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La Cocina de las Patronas
Producer: Iliana Martinez, Ana Paula Uruñuela & SacBé Producciones
66 minutes
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La Cocina de las Patronas

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 that criminalizes migrants.
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“Offers living proof of how small, everyday activism can bring about concrete improvements in the lives of migrants." - London Migration Film Festival

• ACAMPADOC, Best Documentary, Panama, 2017
• Audience Award, Best Documentary, DocsPuebla, 2018
• IberRutas Award, Global Migration Film Festival, International Organization for Migration, Buenos Aires, 2018
• Tenemos que Ver Film Festival, Uruguay, 2017
• Ecuador Ethnographic Film Festival, 2017
• Docs Mx, Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival, 2017
• ZANATE, Mexican Documentary Film Festival, Colima, 2017
• Mexican Scope, Mexican Film Festival Berlin, 2018
• Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, New School, 2018

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