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A Place Called Chiapas

Directed by Nettie Wild
Canada, 1998 (documentary, 92 minutes, colour, English)
A Place Called Chiapas
Image: © Cinema Politica

Film Description:
"On January 1, 1994, the day the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force, the Indigenous Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. Three years later, the Zapatistas and their charismatic leader, guerrilla poet Subcomandante Marcos, are trapped in the Locandon jungle. Surrounded by 30,000 Mexican troops, they struggle to maintain a nervous ceasefire. [...]"
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Nettie Wild, Manfred Becker
Produced by: Betsy Carson, Svend-Erik Eriksen, Nettie Wild
Animation: Rubén Möller
Film Editing: Manfred Becker
Production Company: Canada Wild Productions, National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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