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The Last Zapatistas, Forgotten Heroes

Thursday, July 24, 2008
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Andrew Wilson
Location Details:
Carlos Club
3278 24th Street (right next to the 24th street BART station)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Directed by Francesco Taboada Tabone, 2002, 70 minutes

*This outdoor screening will take place on the back patio of Carlos Club (3278 Mission Street) at the intersection of 24th and Mission, right off the BART. Arrive early for food, drinks, and to marvel at Carlos Club's painting of Emiliano Zapata*

*presented by Artists' Television Access' Global Undergrounds series, Workers International League, and Carlos Club*

Thursday, July 24 - 7 pm barbecue and drinks, 8:30 pm showtime, FREE

*The Last Zapatistas, Forgotten Heroes* is the chilling testimony of the soldiers who fought beside their General Emiliano Zapata in the 1910 Mexican Revolution.

Almost one hundred years later, these survivors of the legendary Liberation Army of the South reveal a truth not to be found in any book. They speak of the failure of the Revolution and of today's neoliberal governments, of the agrarian and ecological disaster threatening their country and of imminent civil war if the Zapatista ideals they represent continue to be ignored.

These men and women are chapters of unjust history, abandoned wisdom, banners for Mexico's underprivileged .... they are the Forgotten Heroes.

(This documentary includes the historic encounter between members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army and the Zapatista veterans).


- Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
- Festival de Cine Latino de San Francisco
- Festival Dias de Cine Latinoamericano, Hamburgo, Alemania
- Newport Beach International Film Festival
- Pennsylvania Internacional Film Festival
- Festival de Cine Documental de Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- XXVIII Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia, Brazil
- Muestra Internacional de Cine Documental de Bogotá, Colombia
- Festival de Cine Latino Sí-Sí-Cine, Toronto, Canada
- Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de la Habana, Cuba
- Nominated for the Ariel , the highest award (equivalent to the Oscar in
the United States) given by the Mexican Academy of Film Science and Art, in
the long documentary category.
- El estreno en Cines fue el 17 de abril de 2001 en la Cineteca Nacional
en Ciudad de México.

wheelchair accessible
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 1:21AM
by Andrew Wilson
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