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TUES. SEPT 23 @ 7:15pm pm - CÉSAR CHÁVEZ
 
"CÉSAR CHÁVEZ" is the first feature film to tell the epic story of the founder of the United Farm Workers and still-controversial social activist. Michael Peña gives an electrifying performance as Chávez, with America Ferrera as Helen Chávez, Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta, and John Malkovich as the owner of a large industrial grape farm who leads the opposition to Chávez's organizing efforts. The film traces Chávez's efforts to organize 50,000 farm workers in California, many of whom were braceros, temporary Mexican workers permitted to temporarily work the fields of America. Working conditions were extremely poor. Racism, brutality and violence at the hands of the employers and local Californians was the norm, not the exception. This important and deeply moving story leaves its mark on our own heavily agricultural community, where much of this history was written in blood and born of struggle.








Lorenzo DeStefano
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The Ventura Film Society
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