A Massacre Foretold

A Massacre Foretold

On 22 December 1997, forty-five indigenous residents of the small Southern Mexican village of Acteal were attending a prayer meeting in their village church when they were slaughtered by unknown paramilitary forces. They were members of the pacifist group Las Abejas (The Bees), who were supporters of the revolutionary Zapatistas but renounced their violent methods. The investigation into their deaths quickly went suspiciously cold…
Scottish documentary maker Nick Higgins attains unprecedented access to the place, the people, and the story behind a barely-reported atrocity.

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Details

Country of Production
UK

Year of Production
2007

Format
Digi Beta Pal

Length
58 min

Director
Nick Higgins

Production
Lansdowne Productions in association with VPRO

Original Language
Spanish, English, Tzotzil

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Edinburgh IFF 2007
Internacional Festival de Cine de Morelia 2007 (WACCS/SIGNIS Human Rights Award for the Best Documentary)
DOCSDF Mexico 2008
Providence Latin American Film Festival 2008
Document 6 Human Rights Film Festival Glasgow 2008