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A Place Called Chiapas

  • Release Date: Feb 20, 1998
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Nettie Wild

Synopsis

While Mexico's indigenous peoples have been struggling for years to gain political representation and economic justice, their battles came to a head on January 1, 1994, when a militant political faction, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (or EZLN), led by a mysterious man known only as Subcommandante Marcos, led a massive raid that took control of five villages and 500 ranches in Mexico. The EZLN's actions were in protest of the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which...more

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