The Resource The walls of Taniperla, directed by Dominique Berger, (electronic resource)

The walls of Taniperla, directed by Dominique Berger, (electronic resource)

Label
The walls of Taniperla
Title
The walls of Taniperla
Statement of responsibility
directed by Dominique Berger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
Taniperla is an Indian community in the Chiapas region of Mexico, one of many which have been occupied by the federal government since declaring themselves autonomous. Seventy percent of the population are Zapatistas, supporters of the peasant revolution. The rest support the government, or PRI.Filmed by Belgian Human Watch observers who have the dangerous job of watching for infractions from the armed forces of the Mexican government, this is a close up look at the hopes and dreams of the "revolutionaries", an impoverished group descended from workers on the "fincas", basically slave plantations run by Europeans in Mexico. The villagers tell what life was like on the fincas before the Mexican Revolution, where "patrons" were the arbiters of life and death. Life is not much better now; the Indians are underpaid for their crops and receive no aid from the central government of Mexico which claims to represent them.The film follows the painting of a mural by the community in celebration of the anniversary of their declaration of autonomy. All around one sees the threatening entrenched armed forces. A thousand paramilitary troops suppressed the demonstration, imprisoning many villagers and deporting the foreign observers. But the spirit of the mural lives on. It has been reproduced as a symbol of the movement and stands now in Brussels, Barcelona, Paris and San Francisco
Awards note
Toronto International Human Rights Film Festival, 2000
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in Spanish, French and English with French and English subtitles
Target audience
general
Label
The walls of Taniperla, directed by Dominique Berger, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP1650509/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (53 min.)
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30070594
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP1650509
  • (OCoLC)747798579
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

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