The phrase the "Eagle and the Condor" has been used a lot in the recent context of the coming together of Indigenous people from North and South America. The following are some links and material on this topic that you might find interesting.


The Zapatistas

(Para ver el video "¿Quiénes son los Zapatistas?" en Español, haz click aquí: “Who are the Zapatistas?” is a short, upbeat video for students and educators offering a clear and concise introduction to the contemporary Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico. It is part of the classroom video series entitled “Teach Chiapas." In just 8 minutes, learn about: -the Zapatista “uprising” in 1994 -how the Zapatistas are building a better world -why the Zapatistas are constructing “autonomy” (and what that word means). For more information about Chiapas and the Zapatistas, including free videos, texts, teaching guides, and other materials for educators and students, visit:


Schools for Chiapas presents: Teach Chiapas video series, Part 2: An Introduction to Zapatista Education. For more information visit


First shown at the Curzon Soho as part of the Latin American Film Festival, this 2006 documentary explores the common struggles of the indigenous peoples of Latin America for land, civil liberties and true democratic representation. In Spanish with English subtitles, features an exclusive interview with Professor Noam Chomsky.


From the MADRE Archives: In this video from 1998, members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army in Mexico explain its origins and goals. Former Executive Director Vivian Stromberg addresses threats posed to rural women and their families in Mexico.


Subcommandante Marcos on Neoliberalism and the Media.

From the heart of the World, the Elder Brother's Warning

For more information about the Kogi and the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida): From the Heart of the World - The Elder Brothers Warning is a documentary about the Kogi people who inhabit the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain in northern Colombia.