Cesar Chavez

Genre:  Documentary, Drama
Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: March 28, 2014 (limited)

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Cast: Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich, Jacob Vargas, Yancey Arias, Wes Bentley, John Ortiz


Cesar Chavez follows the life of American labor leader Cesar Chavez. Chavez (Michael Peña) organized 50,000 farm workers in California, many of whom were from Mexico and would be deported if they weren't working. These workers, often called braceros, suffered from very poor conditions. They were beaten by their superiors and were the victims of racism.

After witnessing the brutality the braceros endured, Chavez formed a labor union called the United Farm Workers, but when the owners of the farms opposed him, he had to deal with violent backlash.

Director: Diego Luna
Studio: Lionsgate
Producer(s): Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith, Pablo Cruz, John Malkovich, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna
Screenplay: Keir Pearson, Timothy J. Sexton
Official Site: www.cesarchavezmovie.com

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