Five years after the indigenous Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico (1994), a group of recovering heroin addicts in Dublin's inner city reproduce a mural depicting the harmonious daily life of a Zapatista-controlled community. Moved by the story of the original piece of art and how it had been destroyed in a violent raid by Mexican armed forces, the Dublin women took it on themselves to send a message of support.
By drawing parallels - both physically and creatively, the women in Dublin recognise that their suffering is shared and felt throughout the developing world and by gaining a deeper understanding of the Zapatista struggle, they extend their 'hearts and their paintbrushes' in an expression of solidarity.
Filmed in Dublin and Chiapas, Mexico.
Copyright Gaffer Productions 2000