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La Patrona is a Mexican village situated by the tracks of a train known as “The Beast”, that brings many migrants from Central America across the border to the US. There, since 1995, a group of local women spend their days preparing food and tossing it towards the migrants as the train rushes by, in the hope of helping them in their long journey. 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film director, Arturo González Villaseñor.

Please note that the English subtitles are under the CC button in the text bar.

This screening is part of Cinetopia: DOC - Love Your Local, a programme of documentaries and curated online discussion exploring the significance of community.

At a time where social distancing has imposed huge changes to our social habits, this programme intends to explore different aspects of the importance of finding yourself being part of a community. Born at the intersection between someone’s needs and someone else’s willingness to help, the communities depicted in these films are extraordinary examples of people’s desire to support each other and be connected, and show us how in these gatherings one can find friendship, support, and a sense of belonging.

Love Your Local is part of Film Feels Connected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Rating
  • Director
    Arturo González Villaseñor
  • Screenwriter
    Indira Cato, Arturo González Villaseñor
  • Producer
    Indira Cato
  • Cast
    Las Patronas
  • Cinematographer
    Juan Antonio Mecalco
  • Editor
    Lucrecia Gutierrez
  • Sound Design
    Miguel Hernandez