This Is Chiapas
Elio Gelmini and Ross Turnbull
1997, 42:00 minutes, colour, Spanish / English st
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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