Total runtime 113min
To conclude our Saturday, we shall host the UK premiere of two incredibly engrossing pieces of documentary filmmaking: La Cocina de las Patronas and Wearing our Dignity.
This double bill offers living proof of how small, everyday activism can bring about concrete improvements in the lives of migrants.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with people engaged in activism at different levels: Rebecca Baron (Ben & Jerrys), Jennie Corbett (Doctors of the World), Benjamin Morgan (NELMA) and Jack Steadman (Help Refugees).
La Cocina de las Patronas
‘Las Patronas’ is a town in Mexico. The train, La Bestia, that passes everyday through it carries migrants from Central American on their way to the US border, on a dangerous journey lasting many days. Everyday a group of women in Las Patronas cook meals that they hand to migrants on the train, giving them a comforting bit of food on their journey.
dir. Javier García, Mexico. 90min
Wearing Our Dignity
The Women's Center of Basse-Ville (Quebec City) is an inclusive social and activist hub for Canadian and immigrant women alike. Through various testimonies and fly-on-wall filmmaking, this short celebrates this tight-knit community with effortless grace, wit and empathy.
dir. Clarissa Reboucas, Canada. 23min