Viva Zapata!

Pablo Gomez.
- I want to talk to you.
- Talk.

- I want you to listen.
- Well, talk.

"The despotism of Porfirio Diaz
is unbearable.

For 34 years, he's ruled with
the hand of a ruthless tyrant."

- Yeah, Blanco. Pretty soon now.

"The meaning of democracy
has long been forgotten.

Elections are a farce. The people
have no voice in the government.

Control is in the hands of one man
and those he's appointed."

ZAPATA: Who wrote that?
- Francisco Madero.

"If we are to bring back to Mexico the
freedom that goes with democracy...

...we must unite to drive
this tyrant from office."

- Who's Madero?
- Leader of the fight against Diaz.

ZAPATA: Where is he?
- In a part of the United States, Texas.

- A fine place to fight against Diaz.
- He's making preparations.

Now he's ready to move.
He's sending out people to spread the
word, search out leaders in Mexico.

I was sent to the state of Morelos.
Careful. The smell of a mare came in
on the wind and he's restless.

So am I.
- The people told me...
- Don't believe what people tell you.

Hey. Hey you!

- Come on, eat.
- Go on, eat.

ZAPATA: Madero?
PABLO: Yeah, remember?

I read to you about him.
- You promised to teach me to read.
PABLO: I will. I will!

Let's talk to this man more about
Madero. Maybe he has a letter.

Anybody can write a letter, even you.
I like the look of his eyes.

- Then go and talk to him.
- I can't.

- Why not?
- Not now.

I know why.
I want you to go to Madero
and tell me what you see.

- Me? He's in Texas!
- Then go to Texas.

- How far is it?
- Who knows? Go and see.