¡Viva México!

A journey through Mexico with the Zapatistas and Subcommandante Marcos

In a journey from the mountains of southeastern Mexico to the northern border with the United States, Subcommander Marcos and the people of Mexico trace the forgotten face of a country. A celebration of the struggle for land and dignity.

City of Los Angeles, USA. In the heart of the city, undocumented Mexican immigrants are hunted by the police and struggle to earn a living without losing their identity. On the other side of the border, in the mountains of southeastern Mexico,  dawn arrives, hidden in mist. It is January 1st, 2006; thousands of indigenous Zapatistas prepare to say farewell to their spokesman Subcomandante Marcos. His mission: to travel across the country for the next six months to learn from the resistance of Mexican men and women who fight for a better Mexico.So begins a journey that plans to reach the border with the United States, at the other end of the country...

From Chiapas to Quintana Roo, from Yucatan to Oaxaca, from Nayarit to Colima, from Michoacan to Guerrero, from the State of Mexico to the heart of the country and the enormous metropolis known as Mexico City, we follow the steps of this journey that traces the face of the "other" Mexico, made up of the humble and simple people, a face much different from the one TV shows us every day. It is a journey that dares to “start building the image of the people we really are.”  as expressed by Subcomandante Marcos.

This challenge is not without risks… by uncovering Mexico’s dignified and rebellious face, irrigating the seeds of rebellion and solidarity of an entire country, this journey is a provocation against those who control the country's economy and it's image. What starts as an isolated murmur will become a clamor of hundreds of thousands of voices, ¡Viva Mexico! How will those in power respond?

Documentary Color I 120 min. I Mexico I 2010
A production by Terra Nostra Films
Director Nicolas Défossé
Executive Production Daniela Contreras Calcáneo, Nicolas Défossé
Image & Sound Nicolas Défossé, Carlos Pérez Rojas
Editing Nicolas Défossé
Original Music Fermin Orlando, Angel Chacón, Sebastian Coll
Sound mix & Sound design Adolfo Hernández Santisteban, Gabriel Coll Barberis
Film Colourist Carlos Rossini
Motion design Vincent Défossé

With support of:
SCAM-"bourse brouillon d'un rêve" (France), Bambú Audiovisual (Mexico), Sonipro (Mexico), Promedios (Mexico), Ojo de Tigre Video (Mexico), YaMoy (France), La Garrafona (Mexico), La Otra Mirada (Mexico).


Spanish with subtitles available in English, French, Italian, Geman, Portuguese ang Greek

More information: http://www.vivamexicofilm.com

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