Chiapas- las abejas

José Manuel Palmeiro, Simona Malatesta. 2005. Mexico. vo Spanish. 12’


Las Abejas, or "The Bees," is a Christian pacifist civil society group of Tztotzil Mayan people formed in Tzajalchen, Chenalho, Chiapas in 1992 following a familial property dispute that left one person killed. When members of the community took the injured man to the nearest town for medical attention, they were accused of attacking him themselves and jailed.