The Other Mexico focuses on that nation's poor and indigenous citizens who have no voice in the political system. Many of them have gravitated to the growing Zapatista movement led by its leader "Subcomandante Marcos". Some feel Marcos is a true folk hero while others view him as an opportunist seeking personal fame. Leading journalists and scholars debate the pros and cons of the movement as it tries to organize the country's disaffected before the 2006 Presidential election.
With gripping footage of police violence and in-depth interviews, The Other Mexico explores the growing political and socioeconomic crisis which will have far reaching effects for both Latin America and beyond.
"It's the first thing I've seen in a long time that catches the Zapatista story up to date." David V.Carruthers - SDSU Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Oregon
"A wonderful addition to political science, economics, and cultural and intercultural programs of study for advanced high school and college collections." - School Library Journal