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A Place Called Chiapas

Director Nettie Wild
Year 1998
Run Time 89min
Genre Documentary

Filmmaker Nettie Wild notes that in Canada, the North American Free Trade Agreement, which went into effect in 1994, was a matter for lively discussion and political debate. In Chiapas, one of the poorest states in Mexico, it provoked an actual revolution.


In this remarkably clear-eyed and vivid documentary, Wild follows the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) as they fight and evade the Mexican army. Wild takes viewers on a journey through fear and hope, telling a complex story of Indigenous rights and corporate interests in the wake of NAFTA.


The film won the Genie for Best Documentary, among several other awards.

Director

Nettie Wild

Writers

Manfred Becker, Nettie Wild

Producers

Betsy Carson, Kirk Tougas, Nettie Wild

Genre

Documentary

Interests

Environment, Female Filmmaker, Global Experiences, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language

English

Language Version

EN CC

Canadian Distributor

Zeitgeist Films