WOMEN CONCEPT

LAS PATRONAS

Since 1995, in Veracruz Mexico, a small group of women known as "Las Patronas" have taken it on themselves to feed the migrants of Central America who ride "La Bestia", a heavy freight train, to reach American borders.
They are sisters, neighbors or cousins, and within the walls of a reconverted oil plant, the patronas cook the precious meal bags that will be distributed to the migrants as the train passes by.

Only certainty for these volunteers : up to 3 trains a day, and a lifelong effort for a a fleeting moment of love snatched on the edge of the train tracks.

GUAQUERAS 

On Boyaca land in northwestern Colombia, is the village of Characo, famous for its emerald mines. For decades women were banned in the mines because they were considered cursed and fleeing the famous stone. But following the crisis of the emerald, a direct result of the Green War, women don't had not choice to go too, alongside men in the depths of the mines. They then found themselves obliged to combine the work of the mine with that of a shopkeeper and family mother .

LO QUE SUCEDE

When you type the word « Feminicide » on your keyboard, the red dashes of the spell checker appear. A word that still sounds like a pipe dream, an unreported fact, a misfortune of society. Yet it gangrenes like an epidemic in many countries. An open wound with which women all over the world must conjugate daily. According to the UN there are 10 women killed every day in Mexico and more than 95% of the cases of violence observed, unpunished. Fatima, Ingrid, Victoria ... the list of victims is long and continues to spill much ink in the Mexican national press. 

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