What to watch: 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, symbolising a resistance against a system that criminalises migrants. This award-winning documentary is directed by Javier García and provides an insight into the crucial role of transport in migration, and the networks that build from the ground up to support people on the move.
The film will soon be screened online in May at the Latin American Studies Association Congress. It will also soon be available for educational streaming on Third World Newsreel.
For more information on the story of Las Patronas, please see here.