Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Latin American Film: Zapatista
  • Film
  • 11/11/2007
  • 14:00-15:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Sponsored by KU Latin American Studies
January 1, 1994. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico. The North American Free Trade Agreement has just become law. During the night, a small band of Indian rebels rises up in the state of Chiapas demanding local autonomy. They call themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN). Summer 1996. Three students from the US and Europe, armed with two state-of-the-art digital video cameras, make their way deep in the Lacandon jungle to join and document the ongoing rebellion. Combining the raw intensity of footage from the front lines with a hip digital aesthetic, Zapatista is the definitive look at the uprising in Chiapas. It is the story of how a few thousand Mayan peasants have transformed the political culture of Mexico. Not Rated. 54 minutes/