A Place Called Chiapas

Director: Nettie Wild Year: 1998 Run Time: 89min
A Place Called Chiapas (1998)

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.

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Director(s):

Nettie Wild

Writer(s):

Manfred Becker, Nettie Wild

Producer(s):

Betsy Carson, Kirk Tougas, Nettie Wild

Genre(s):

Documentary

Language(s):

English

Subtitles:

English

Closed Captioning:

English

Region:

Nettie Wild is from British Columbia.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
NR Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon