La Cocina de Las Patronas: A Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion


Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School


The New School University Center

65 5th Ave Room UL104, New York, NY 10003

New York, NY, US, 10003

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility is pleased to host a screening and panel discussion around the documentary La Cocina de Las Patronas. This film tells the story of a group of women in rural Veracruz, who more than twenty years ago began cooking and delivering meals for Central American migrants travelling on the top of the freight trains that make up La Bestia. Since then, these women have not only been providing food to migrants in precarious situations, but have transformed their kitchen into a political space. Las Patronas have learned how to talk about Mexico’s problems, poverty in the countryside, human rights, society’s indifference towards migrants and about their own rights as women.
Following the documentary screening, a panel discussion will take place featuring Javier García, the documentary director, and producers Ana Paula Uruñuela and Iliana Martínez, chaired by The New School’s Alexandra Délano.
This event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Hemispheric Institute and CUNY’s Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute.