The Chiapas Support Committee presents a new online program:
¡Viva Zapata Film Series!
rebellious films | películas rebeldes
Join us for the first screening in this series. We will be showing the documentary, ZAPATISTA, as the first installment of our new online film series.
Register here to receive the link to the online screening, showing online Sunday, July 12, 2020, 2:00–4:00pm.
The Reality seen through this camera is more real.
The Zapatista uprising on January 1, 1994, has been the camera through which the anti-capitalist struggle has become more real, possible and desirable.
The EZLN, the Zapatista Army of Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN), broke the capitalist encirclement on the day U.S. “free” trade neoliberalism crossed into Mexico. And nothing has been the same ever since.
Join us to view and discuss the “definitive” film on the EZLN uprising. Afterwards, take part in a discussion of the roots of the EZLN rebellion, how it has unfolded over the last 26 years, changing the global terrain of justice and land struggles and movements everywhere.
January 1, 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 stand still and transformed Mexican and international political culture forever.