Chiapas: Prayer for the Weavers
(1999, 34 min. Documentary) US
Producer: Judith Gleason
Director: Judith Gleason
Produced by: Women Make Movies for Tsobal Antezik (Women Together) In Spanish and Tzotzil with English subtitles.
Mayan weavers gather at a festival which is also a somber day
of recollection for the 45 people killed by paramilitaries in
their village of Acteal. Interviews with the women provide a glimpse
of the difficult conditions the indigenous people of Chiapas are
living in today.
Image credit: Audience at Club Red Radio,
2000 Native American Film and Video Festival - photograph by Amalia Córdova,