Zapata Lives is a collection of testimonies gathered from relatives, mates and friends of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a young Cuban laborer advocate of human rights who died in a Cuban prison after 85 days in a hunger strike on February 2010. There are interviews conducted in different places in the United States, Spain and Cuba. These last recordings were done under very difficult conditions and obsolete and defficient equipments in spite of people knowing their testimonies may well legally incriminate them. This documentary revisits Zapata Tamayo's life from his infancy, his years as a boxer, his fight in favor of the defense of Human Rights in Cuba and the testimony of his prison inmates. It also includes testimonies from the Ladies in White about Zapata's death, about his beatings and how his jailers denied him water. It's a blunt description about how solid his convictions were and his decision to die in defense of his ideals without attacking others.