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November 2nd | 3:00 pm | Ofrendas with Monica Vega

Weisman Art Museum

333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Come learn about the life and history of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata through an artist talk by local Mexican folk artist Monica Vega who will lead a guided tour of the ofrendas she created to honor his memory. Join us to learn about the tradition of Días de los Muertos, hear how ofrendas are made, enjoy some pan de muertos con chocolate, and make your own take-home art to remember the importance of Emiliano Zapata’s life on Mexican culture and identity. The community ofrenda will be available for viewing starting Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd during the regular hours of the Weisman Art Museum.

Invite your friends using the Las Flores de Zapata Facebook event.

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November 2nd | 4:00 pm | Film Screening of Los Últimos Zapatistas, Héroes Olvidados (The Last Zapatistas, Forgotten Heroes).

4:00 - 4:15 Introduction by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Cuernavaca City Mayor Antonio Villalobos

Film starts at 4:15 pm. 70 min

Weisman Art Museum

333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mexican and Cuernavaca-based filmmaker Francesco Taboada Tabone will join us to view his documentary film called Los Últimos Zapatistas, Héroes Olvidados (The Last Zapatistas, Forgotten Heroes). In this movie, a cadre of elderly ex-soldiers who fought beside General Emiliano Zapata in the 1910 Mexican Revolution vividly relate tales of battle and daring, nearly a century after the war’s end. Through colorful and candid interviews, these survivors of the legendary Liberation Army of the South reveal a collective history not to be found in any book. They speak of the failure of the Revolution and of the agrarian, social and ecological challenges still threatening their country today. Los Últimos Zapatistas, Héroes Olvidados was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2003 Ariel Awards.


The film is free and open to the public, but please register in advance on the MSP Film Society's Cine Latino website.

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November 2nd | 5:15 - 7:00 pm | Talk with Filmmaker, Emiliano Zapata’s grandson Don Manuel Manrique Zapata, and Cuernavaca City Mayor.

Following the documentary screening, join Cuernavaca-based filmmaker Francesco Taboada Tabone, Emiliano Zapata’s grandson Don Manuel Manrique Zapata, Monica Vega, and Cuernavaca Mayor Antonio Villalobos for a panel and community discussion about the life and legacy of Emiliano Zapata.


Celebrating one hundred years of remembrance, the panelists will invoke Zapata’s spirit as they trace the ways in which his vibrant struggle lives on in the every day experience of today’s Mexican people and social justice allies throughout the world.

6:15 pm | Community Reception

After the film and artist talk, we invite you to stay for a bite to eat and share refreshments with our special guests. Linger to observe the ofrenda’s nighttime glow and visit with our beautiful Minneapolis community.

All the above programming is free and open to the public.

Deep gratitude to our project collaborators: City of Minneapolis, the Weisman Art Museum, Meet Minneapolis, Minneapolis-Cuernavaca Sister City Association, the Minnesota Vikings, MSP Film Society's Cine Latino, and the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC ).