A Place Called Chiapas
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While Mexico's indigenous peoples have been struggling for years to gain political representation and economic justice, their battles came to a head on January 1, 1994, when a militant political faction, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (or EZLN), led by a mysterious man known only as Subcommandante Marcos, led a massive raid that took control of five villages and 500 ranches in Mexico. The EZLN's actions were in protest of the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which (among other things) cleared the way for agricultural imports that effectively… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As enigmatic as its subject material, the documentary makes the place seem like a cross between a new Revolutionland area of Disneyland and a local folk festival."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"An important film that demands national exposure, although it's weaknesses are all too clear to an educated observer."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
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