|Executive producers:||Adonis Liranza, Jeremie Reichenbach|
30' / 2013 / France
Audience vote 6.94
Every day hundreds of men and women from Central America, cross the Mexican territory on top of a freight train, with the hope of crossing the US border. The village of La Patrona in the middle of Mexico, is crossed by one of these railways. Norma, Bernarda and ten other local women have made it their purpose to help these immigrants. Each day they cook large quantities of food and fill dozens of water bottles. And when the train whistles, by night or day, they wait along the line. A scene of rare intensity takes place then…
Mención Especial / Special Mention - Cinéma du Réel, 2013
Jérémie Reichenbach (Paris, 1975) is an awarded documentary director and producer. After a degree on Films at Paris-8 University he achieved his first film A cleaner world in 1999. Over the next few years he kept directing documentaries amongst them Death of the Gazelle (2009) awarded by the National Council of the Cinematography. His films have been selected to many film festivals around the world. He currently serves on the board of directors of the French based company Quilombo Films.
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