Viva Zapata

Viva Zapata
Viva Zapata

Year

1952

Duration

108 minutes

Genres

Biopics

Language

English

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This fine historical biopic is the story of Emiliano Zapata - the Mexican hero who helped fight injustice in his homeland in the early years of the 20th century. When the land of his family and that of the peasants around them is stolen by the Mexican dictator Porfiro Diaz, most of those who suffer from the theft cannot find a way to fight back - but not the fearless Zapata, who is dogged in his attempts to reclaim the land. Soon, Zapata's ability to unite the downtrodden peasants encourages them to ask that he become their leader - but his charisma and strength of character is also recognised by the loathsome Diaz...

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