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"Viva Zapata!" (1952) is an American biopic based on the book "Zapata the Unconquerable." It is about the Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata (1879- 1919) and covers events from his childhood until his death. Zapata had been born to a poor peasant family. As an adult, he tried to work within the system to effect change as part of a delegation -- but got nowhere. He therefore turned to revolution.