This is a dramatic retelling of the heroism of Tupac Amaru, an Incan leader who organized the people who made up the lowest rungs of society underneath the Spanish colonialists -- the workers, slaves, and the remains of the Incan nation -- and raised an armed rebellion against the Spanish. His rebellion failed, his family was killed, and he was cruelly executed, with his legs and arms tied to four horses and torn away from his body. As mentioned at the end of this docudrama, the name of Tupac Amaru was adopted by a now world-famous revolutionary group in Peru. In early 1997 they garnered international attention after invading the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima and then were killed, down to the last man, when the government launched a counterattack. Like other modern groups, the Tupac Amaru have a web site on the internet.
~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
- Reinaldo Arenas, Enrique Almirante, (more)