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The Resource Chiapas : prayer for the weavers, by Judith Gleason, (electronic resource)

Chiapas : prayer for the weavers, by Judith Gleason, (electronic resource)

Label
Chiapas : prayer for the weavers
Title
Chiapas
Title remainder
prayer for the weavers
Statement of responsibility
by Judith Gleason
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gripped by painful memories of the civil war in Chiapas, Mexico, twenty-four women members of a Tzotzil family cooperative gather for a festival to display their work in order to market it. Income from the work of these women is essential to the maintenance of their families. Musicians led by a rezador (prayer maker), accompany them to a "safe place" in town. The prayer, the music and the weavings intertwine in homage to Mayan traditions and to those who have suffered and died resisting oppression. A year ago, 45 members of a progressive Catholic group known as Las Abejas ("The Bees") were brutally murdered in Acteal by a government paramilitary organization. The husband of one of the weavers, a leader of the Abejas, explains the purpose of his nonviolent organization and of its solidarity with the social programs of the Zapatistas. The leader of the weavers group, who also works with women in a Zapitista support base, describes women's suffering under military occupation. And finally, we hear a firsthand account of the massacre by one who survived. Here is a film that gives a close and moving portrait of the people most affected by the "low intensity war" which to this day has not been responsibly addressed by the federal government. The oppression continues, tacitly supported by global intentions to exploit the natural resources in the area. Meanwhile, the Mayan inhabitants of the land fight poverty and disease, without a promised voice in local government. These deeply pious weavers and their kinfolk survive with charm and dignity
Awards note
  • American Anthropological Association, 2000
  • Dallas Film Festival, 2002
  • Native American Film & Video Festival, 2000
  • San Antonio CineFest, 2000
  • San Diego Human Rights Film Festival, 2002
  • USA Film Festival, 2002
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleason, Judith
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
35
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weaving
  • Chiapas (Mexico)
Target audience
general
Label
Chiapas : prayer for the weavers, by Judith Gleason, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650427
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650427/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (36 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209962
  • (OCoLC)747798320
Video recording format
other
Label
Chiapas : prayer for the weavers, by Judith Gleason, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650427
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650427/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (36 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209962
  • (OCoLC)747798320
Video recording format
other

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