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Samuel Ruiz Garcia in A Place Called Chiapas

A Place Called Chiapas

1998 NR

Featuring a rare on-camera interview with mysterious insurgent leader Subcomandante Marcos, filmmaker Nettie Wild's documentary investigates the rebel movement in Chiapas and the government's attempts to quash the activities of the Zapatistas. One of the poorest regions in Mexico, the southern province of Chiapas drew worldwide attention in 1994 when Marcos and his Zapatista National Liberation Army staged a major uprising.