After the Revolution (DespuÃ©s del Zapatismo)| 52mins
Director: Leticia Agudo | Producer: Paul McGrath & Leticia Agudo
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Ireland
Mayan women in Chiapas, Mexico, formed the last slab in a pyramid of exploitation. When the Zapatista Army rose up in self-defence, women rebels were also fighting for justice within their own culture. After the Revolution explores the impact on their lives today through one very special family.
The protagonists are from a Tojolobal family, whose women, inspired by the Zapatistas, tried to change their lives and help other indigenous women to do the same. However, they prefer to work independently from the Zapatistas. Other contributors to the film include ex-rebel soldiers who left the organisation for lack of equality and others who claim to owe everything to it.
They all acknowledge that the movement and its women leaders opened the doors for their emancipation. Even so, they still fight the hardest battles at home, in their kitchens and their bedrooms.
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