A Big Noise Film
1998, 55min., DVD
With exclusive access and interviews with Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky and others, Zapatista is the definitive look at the Zapatista uprising, its historical roots and its lessons for the present and the future.
January1, 1994. The day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico,several thousand Mayan soldiers take over half the state of Chiapas,declaring a war against the global corporate power they say rules Mexico. They call themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army(EZLN).
Zapatista is the definitive look at the uprising in Chiapas. It is the story of a Mayan peasant rebellion 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 and international political culture forever.
Featuring Interviews with: Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky, Comandante Tacho,David and Zebedeo, Mayor Insurgente Ana Maria, Javier Elorriaga, Zach de la Rocha.