A Place Called Chiapas | 1998

Documentary
Documentary that examines the politics of the revolution in the Mexican state of Chiapas, one of the poorest regions in the country, that began after the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement in January of ...more

Company

British Columbia Arts Council

Financier

Production Company

Canada Council for the Arts

Production Company

Canadian Wild Productions

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Synopsis

Documentary that examines the politics of the revolution in the Mexican state of Chiapas, one of the poorest regions in the country, that began after the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement in January of 1994. The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), led by the mysterious revolutionary Commander Marcos, took over 500 ranches in the region and were promptly surrounded by 30,000 Mexican troops resulting in a stand-off.

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