Man Alive Children of Zapata

Man Alive Children of Zapata

Arthur Kent reports on the despair driving a peasant revolt in the Chiapas region of Mexico. Over 80 years ago, Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata fought and died for the rights of landless peasants and the Maya Indians. Today, his battle cry has been renewed. After the failure of peaceful demonstrations, the Mayan revolutionaries of Chiapas turned to a potent blend of guns and media. Their demand for a more democratic Mexico has given them a following far beyond their impoverished region. Whether or not the Zapatistas get what they want, their rebellion has shaken the Mexican power structure.

  • 1994
  • 00:24:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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