CineCLACS, Cinema Tropical, and What Moves You? present "Llévate mis amores" as part of Indocumentales, a film and conversation series on the immigrant experience. Immediately following the film, we will be hosting an interactive discussion for educators, community activists, and interested public on addressing issues of migration through film and conversation.
About the film:
Llévate mis amores
A film by Arturo González Villaseñor
(Mexico, 2014, In Spanish with English subtitles)
Mexico and the United States share the greatest border between the first and the third world. That makes it a bridge for thousands of migrants who expose themselves to every danger as they travel through the country on a train called “The Beast.” That’s where they meet the Patronas, a group of Mexican women who, every day since 1995, make food and toss it to the helpless as the train rushes by. This documentary is an intimate approach, a personal diary that draws a border between the life they were given and the life they chose. In the midst of a country at war, in a world where all hope seems lost, the Patronas breathe life into a human value that seems to be fading with each day: love for one another. An Outsider Pictures release.
. 20% of the profits on the film’s distribution are being donated by Outsider Pictures to the women of La Patrona.
is a PhD student in Politics at the New School and graduated with an MA in Politics from NYU. She is currently an organizer with the New Sanctuary Coalition NYC, an organization that fights deportations. She is also a researcher with the Center for Migration Studies, a think-tank focusing on international migration issues. She has also worked at the NYU Center for Latin American Studies and as an Associate Editor with the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). She has been involved with immigration issues for over ten years, starting with the organization No More Deaths to provide humanitarian assistance on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Juan Carlos Ruiz
is a co-chair of the New York New Sanctuary Coalition. He also works at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and Wind of the Spirit, an immigrant resource center in Morristown, NJ. He came to the United States as an undocumented immigrant, and became a U.S. citizen in 2002. After being ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1995 he co-founded the Migrant Ministry for the Diocese of Paterson, a floating parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe that moved according to the needs of the migrant population. He has years of experience in projects related to climate change, community organizing, and immigration.
This event if free and open to the public. ID is required to enter the building.