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(aka "Llévate mis amores" )

 

directed by Arturo González Villaseñor
Mexico 2014

 

First time filmmaker Arturo González Villaseñor's documentary ALL OF ME (or "Take Away My Loves") follows the calling of volunteer group "Las Patronas" made up primarily of women, some of their working husbands, and migrant volunteers who provide food and assistance to migrants passing through Veracruz on their way across the boarder. Cooking rice and beansby the kilo, seeking donations of bread, tortillas, plastic bags and bottles, and selling their own home-produced goods to keep operations afloat, the group are seen creating packaged meals to hand off to migrants hanging off the trains that pass through the area. Maintaining a tense but respectful relationship with the police and immigration, they attempt to educate the public about the plight of migrants and the dangers they face not only from the act of crossing the boarder but also from exploitation by robbers and traffickers. In addition to interviews in which members discuss their own lives, their jobs before getting married, and the relatives currently away from them seeking better opportunities up north, we also learn of how they decided to help migrants. Besides handing off meals, they are seen giving rides to help migrants who got off or fell off the train to catch up with it at other stations, administering or seeking medical help for the injured (including a visit by one young man who previously lost his foot to volunteer with them), and providing temporary shelter. What is not seen are their efforts to collect information on the thousands of migrants reported missing and assisting caravans of mothers searching for their lost children to make inquiries. The group won the Human Rights Award in 2013 not long after much of the footage here was originally shot (although it was not released until last year).

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 14 October 2016 (Mexico)

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DVD Review: Strand Releasing - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Review!

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Strand Releasing

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:30:12
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.43 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Subtitles English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Strand Releasing

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
� Short film 'Mujeres Luz' (16:9; 2:07)
� Theatrical Trailer (16:9; 2:09)
� Previews

DVD Release Date: April 11th, 2017
Amaray

Chapters 8

 

 

 

Comments

Strand provide a typically high-bitrate progressive, anamorphic transfer to this digitally-lensed documentary that looks best in its interior-set talking head interviews and B-roll footage while the exterior interviews and shots of the group at work have a more surface beauty while looking a bit technically rougher. The Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio is made up of cleanly recorded dialogue and live sound captured on the fly. Optional subtitles accompany the interviews and incidental audio. A short film by the director is also included, as is a trailer for the feature presentation.

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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