Documentary | 120 min. | Mexico | 2010 | Director: Nicolas Défossé | Prod: Terra Nostra Films

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?


Audience Award. III Festival de la Memoria. Tepoztlán, Mexico.
Audience Award. 27th Latin American Film Festival. Bordeaux, France.
Audience Award. VI International Human Rights Film Festival. Sucre, Bolivia.
Honorable Mention. José Rovirosa Award for Best Mexican Documentary of 2009. UNAM, Mexico.
Salvador Allende Award. VII Latin American Film Festival of Brussels. Belgium.


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