10/02/2012

DOCU : A Place Called Chiapas

A Place Called Chiapas is a 1998 Canadian documentary film of first-hand accounts of the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) the (Zapatista Army of National Liberation or Zapatistas) and the lives of its soldiers and the people for whom they fight. Director Nettie Wild takes the viewer to rebel territory in the southwestern Mexican state of Chiapas, where the EZLN live and evade the Mexican Army.

Political background


North American Free Trade Agreement

In 1993, the Mexican Federal Government signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States, and, by implication, told the Mexicans that allowing unimpeded American business penetration of Mexico's economy would promote Mexico from the Third-World to the First-World. Disbelieving that, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation simultaneously arose in armed insurrection throughout Chiapas on New Year's Day 1994—capturing four municipalities (25 per cent of the state); to date, Chiapas is economically and politically, socially and militarily unsettled.(LA SUITE...) 

Réalisé par Nettie Wild

Synopsis : wikipedia

 
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