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Zapatista (1999)

Unrated | | Documentary | 7 October 1999 (USA)
Jan. 1 1994: The Day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went in effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico, several thousand Indian soldiers take over half the... See full summary »

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Benjamin Eichert, Rick Rowley (as Richard Rowley) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mumia Abu-Jamal Mumia Abu-Jamal ... Himself (voice)
Medea Benjamin Medea Benjamin ... Herself (Global Exchange)
Blase Bonpane Blase Bonpane ... Himself (Office of the Americas)
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Comandante David Comandante David ... Himself
Zack De La Rocha Zack De La Rocha ... Himself (Rage Against The Machine singer)
Javier Elorriaga Javier Elorriaga ... Himself (FZLN)
Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente ... Himself (EZLN spokesperson) (as Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos)
Daryl Hannah ... Herself (voice)
Geronimo Ji Jaga Geronimo Ji Jaga ... Himself (voice) (as Geronimo Pratt)
Marina Patricia Jiménez Marina Patricia Jiménez ... Herself (Center for Human Rights)
Mayor Insurgente Ana María Mayor Insurgente Ana María ... Herself
Edward James Olmos ... Himself (voice)
Karen Parker Karen Parker ... Herself (Humanitarian Law Project)
Pablo Romo Pablo Romo ... Himself
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Jan. 1 1994: The Day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went in effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico, several thousand Indian soldiers take over half the state of Chiapas, declaring a war against global corporate power and for humanity. They call themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN). Zapatista is the definitive look at the uprising in Chiapas. it is the story of the Mayan peasant uprising, armed with sticks and their word against a first world military. It is the story of a global movement that has fought 175,000 federal troops to a standstill and transformed Mexican culture and international political cultural forever. Transcribed from back of VHS box. Written by kimpunkrock

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Official Sites:

Big Noise Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiapas, Mexico

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Big Noise Films See more »
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Color
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People Of The Sun
Performed by Rage Against the Machine
Courtesy of Sony/ATV
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short summary of subject matter of Zapatista
17 March 2012 | by kimpunkrockSee all my reviews

Jan. 1 1994: The Day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went in effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico, several thousand Indian soldiers take over half the state of Chiapas, declaring a war against global corporate power and for humanity. They call themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN).

Zapatista is the definitive look at the uprising in Chiapas. it is the story of the Mayan peasant uprising, armed with sticks and their word against a first world military. It is the story of a global movement that has fought 175,000 federal troops to a standstill and transformed Mexican culture and international political cultural forever.


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