August 19 – Zapatista!

On 1 January 1994, the day the North American Free Trade Agreement came into effect, several thousand Mayan peasant soldiers took over half the state of Chiapas in Southeastern Mexico, declaring a war against the global corporate power they say rules Mexico. They called themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN). With exclusive access and interviews with the EZLN’s spokesperson Subcomandante Marcos, as well as Noam Chomsky and others, the film is the definitive look at the Zapatista uprising, its historical roots and its lessons for the present and the future.

The film will be introduced by Japhy Wilson of the Zapatista Solidarity Campaign.

£2 entry to film

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion and drinks.

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