Farmworker Advocates Give Cesar Chavez Film a Thumbs Up

Apr. 7, 2014 / By

By Daniel Jimenez and Alfredo Camacho / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A day before the release of Cesar Chavez, the film, on March 27, farmworker advocates, children and elders gathered at Maya Cinemas in Bakersfield to watch the film alongside members of the Chavez family.

Directed by Mexican actor Diego Luna, and starring Michael Pena, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, and John Malkovich, the film celebrates the life of the farm worker and civil rights activist, Cesar Chavez.

The nonprofit organization Chavez founded in 1978, Farmworker Institute for Education and Leadership Development (FIELD), sponsored the pre-screening event.  Today, FIELD provides low-income rural communities adult education programs and English as a Second Language classes for adults 18-25 years of age.

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