Guerrilla permanente

It might almost seem that the zapatista revolutionaries have achieved their goal by conquering their corner of paradise in one of the most beautiful places in the world. But the reality is different. Outside the eleven large strongly militarised caracoles, there are about 2,000 other indigenous-occupied enclaves where everyday life takes place in a state of permanent guerrilla warfare, fighting for a piece of land or a watercourse in extreme poverty.

  • Roberto Di Matteo
  • Inside Over - Association for Journalism
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 EUR
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Distribution Information
    Country: Italy
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Roberto Di Matteo

When enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti he dreamt of becoming an artist. Growing up, he found himself following the path of the cinema. And so, after graduating with a masters from Sapienza, he began working on production sets, gaining much experience working with television programming. His first contract working in the world of journalism was casual but also quite overwhelming: directing, photography, story-telling, editing… it was like a dream. Today he has created dozens of reports, both in Italy and abroad. He has travelled extensively and has captured many amazing scenes: from the war in the Ukraine, the conflict in Afghanistan, the journeys of hope for those in search of the American dream… as well as Syria, Chechnya, Guatemala, Greece and Albania. Countless international scenarios have served as material for his videos. However if I were to tell you his passion, his Shangri-La, he would tell you simply that “Nothing can compare to the colours of Mexico, the land of enchantment, full of breathtaking landscapes and stark contrasts, dripping with stories to tell and adventures to live.”

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