Zapata’s Garden

 

Zapata’s Garden/ El Huerto de Zapata

(Tzeltal and Spanish w/English sub-titles, 2002, 19:13)

 

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Shot and produced by indigenous men and women video makers in the Autonomous Municipaltiy of Emiliano Zapata this video looks at the new society that the Zapatista’s are building. Zapata’s Garden shows how this new municipality is fighting the effects of globalization and government corruption through their work in their collective garden. Community members talk about the importance of collective work in building this new society. “We don’t want things to be as they were before. Now we have land to work, and with it we will feed ourselves and our children”. 

El Huerto de Zapata nos muestra el desarrollo de un nuevo poblado Zapatista, en su búsqueda de un sistema de organización y actividades económicas costumbres y formas de vida, el trabajo colectivo, equilibrado entre hombres, mujeres y niños. Mejorar su vida y su lucha por sobrevivir la globalización, ubicándose en el contexto cultural, social y políticode México.  

 

Festivals:

2002 Museum of Modern Art New Documentary Series, New York City, NY USA

2002 Cine Latino Film Festival, San Francisco, CA USA

2002 NAFATA, Burbank, CA USA

2003 Avanca International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia, Portugal

2003 Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AZ USA

2003 Indian Summer, Image Awards “Award of Distinction,” Wisconsin, USA

2003 Maine International Film Festival, Waterville, Maine USA

2003 Rural Route Film Festival, New York City, NY USA

2003 Sin Fronteras Film Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

2003 FAMAFEST, Portugal, 2003 XicanIndie Filmakers Festival, Denver, USA