This Is Chiapas

Elio Gelmini and Ross Turnbull

1997, 42:00 minutes, colour, Spanish / English subtitles


January 1, 1994, Chiapas, Mexico. A group of indigenous people know as EZLN (The Zapatista Liberation Army) declare war against the Mexican government. An interview with tow Mexican poets highlights the struggle of the indigenous peoples, who have been oppressed since the Spanish Conquest.

This is a message for peace; an invitation to solidarity and to a new awareness of the problems of racial discrimination, social exploitation and of the continuous violation of human rights in countries such as Mexico.

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