Marie Michael Library
A Place Called Chiapas: Eight Months Inside the Zapatista Uprising
On January 1, 1994, the Indigenous Zapatista National Liberation Army took over 5 towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. Three years later, surrounded by 30,000 Mexican troops, they struggle to maintain a nervous ceasefire. Director Nettie Wild travels throughout Chiapas to capture the elusive and fragile life of a revolution threatened by right-wing paramilitary death squads. The film provides chilling insight into President Zedillo's "modern" Mexico. National Film Board (NFB).