When I was in Chiapas, Mexico we went to visit a Zapatista colony. Before then I had never heard of the Zapatista movement and still wish I knew more about it.

As Wikipedia states: 

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ej√©rcito Zapatista de Liberaci√≥n NacionalEZLN) is a revolutionary leftist group based in Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico.
Since 1994, the group has been in a declared war "against the Mexican state," though this war has been primarily nonviolent and defensive againstmilitaryparamilitary, and corporate incursions into Chiapas.[citation needed] Their social base is mostly rural indigenous people but they have some supporters in urban areas as well as an international web of support. Their main spokesperson is Subcomandante Marcos (currently a.k.a. Delegate Zero in relation to "the Other Campaign"). Unlike other Zapatista spokespeople, Marcos is not an indigenous Mayan.

We had to hand over our passports to be allowed into their guarded community and were only shown the main street. Here are some of the things we saw. The last photo we were trying to sneak a picture of the guard.

 Anyhoo- there is a movie coming out that is set in a Zapatista community, and this is it's trailer. I hope I can see it in full in some shape or form to learn a little more about these revolutionaries.

1 comment:

sunbeam said...

Thank you for sharing! I love this, will watch out for that doco!

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