A Place Called Chiapas

dir. NETtie wild

A Place Called Chiapas, 1998, Canada, 96 min

SYNOPSIS

Screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, A Place Called Chiapas revolves around the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in 1994. The interviews include the voices and protagonists involved in the conflict: Subcomandante Marcos, the bishop Samuel Ruiz, Zapatista militants, Chiapas farmers, soldiers, persecuted persons and members of the paramilitary group Paz y Justicia.

* This copy was remastered from the source material and supervised by the director herself in person, in the Digital Laboratory of the UNAM Film Library.

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Festivals & Awards

Script: Manfred Becker, Nettie Wild.
Production Companies: National Film Board of Canada, British Columbia Arts Council.
Producers: Betsy Carson, Kirk Tougas, Nettie Wild.
Cinematography by: Kirk Tougas, Nettie Wild.

– Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival and winner of the 1999 Audience Award
– Audience Award, Best Documentary, AFI Fest 1998
– Official Selection, Hot Docs 1999
– High Honors from the American Independent Documentary Association. – Canadian Oscar for Best Documentary 1999

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