Faceless, Stories of the Zapatista Revolt
1996, 28:26, digital video
Between 1994 and 1996, with visual anthropologist Massimo Tennenini, we made a video on the Zapatist Movement in Chiapas, Mexico. The video was a militant/anthropological intervention that seemed necessary to us. It was made with the first home made technology available. Today it would probably be done in different ways (better audio, spanish, maybe a less realistic style, etc) but considering it is the 20th anniversary of that original revolution (gender, use of communication, role of ethnicity, double belonging: the wish to be respected for being indian and mexican, etc.) we are glad to make it public now to honor the celebration and with it its past and present protagonists: trini, anamaria, tacho, marcos, amelia, and many others...