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Cesar's Last Fast

Cesar Chavez, a historic fast and the fight for farmworkers rights
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Official Website
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Overview

Genre
Human Rights
Synopsis

CESAR'S LAST FAST is a Sundance feature documentary about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind César Chavez’s struggle for the humane treatment of America’s farm workers. A panorama of Mexican American and American history, civil rights, non-violent protest tactics, the environment, labor struggles, Catholic and Indigenous religious practices, this important documentary gives students unprecedented insight into Chavez's life and the historic farmworker movement. By featuring never-before-seen footage of Chavez’s 1988 “Fast for Life,” a 36-day act of self imposed penance, CESAR'S LAST FAST give viewers a detailed and intimate account of Chavez' response to the resistance he faced in his all-consuming quest to stop growers from spraying pesticide on farm workers. For young people, the film is a moving introduction to a pioneering social justice movement, and the individuals and communities who continue to creatively confront the inequalities they face every day.

Stage
finished
Running time
93 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Monkey Mind Media

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
Sundance Film Festival

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