A Place Called Chiapas

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by Nettie Wild

Zeitgeist Video

1998, 92 min., DVD

SKU: 0795975106733

 

In 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army, made up of impoverished Mayan Indians from the state of Chiapas, took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. The government deployed its troops and at least 145 people died in the ensuing battle. Filmmaker Nettie Wild traveled to the country's jungle canyons to film the elusive and fragile life of this uprising.