The brilliance of the eponymous civil rights activist takes center stage in this moving biopic. When Latino-American Cesar Chavez founds the National Farm Workers Association, he begins a multi-decade quest to help empower disenfranchised migrant farmers. »Cesar Chavez«, directed by actor Diego Luna, faithfully chronicles the activist’s efforts to organize labor strikes and national boycotts.

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Title
Cesar Chavez
Director
Diego Luna
Country
USA, Mexico
Length
102 min
Festival
2014
Section
American Independents
Language
English, Spanish
Subtitle
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2014
Original title
Cesar Chavez
Cast
Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson
Producer
Pablo Cruz, Lianne Halfon, Diego Luna, Larry Meli, Keir Pearson, Russell Smith
Script
Keir Pearson, Timothy J. Sexton
Music
Michael Brook
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