The Original Poster for the film ‘Cesar Chavez: An American Hero’:
Our Updated Version of the Poster with the New Date for the Film:
About the film ‘Cesar Chavez: An American Hero’:
Finally, the first major motion picture about the Mexican-American Labor Leader Cesar Chavez. Actor Michael Peña will portray the title role of Cesar Chavez, the labor leader and co-founder of the United Farm Workers, who fought for workers’ rights and became an icon in the Latino community after his death. The film also stars America Ferrera as Helen Chavez and Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta, among others. The script was written by Keir Pearson (“Hotel Rwanda”) and the storyline covers ten years of Chavez’s life starting in 1962, when the National Farm Workers Association was founded.
The film’s director is Mexican actor Diego Luna. Luna says he was driven to learn about Chavez following the birth of his son in the United States.
Here is a part of an interview with Director Diego Luna on Huffington Post. Luna believes learning about Chavez can help the country learn about itself:
“Well what happens is that, well, they are Americans but it’s a very complicated relation[ship]. It’s such a long, long, long frontier between the Third World and the First World, and that separates them with their story, with so many things I believe are necessary to become someone, to know where you come from…For a long time people in the States were saying ‘you’re telling a story about Mexicans’ and I said ‘no, no, no this is a story about Americans in fact’ and that we Mexicans have a lot to learn from. It talks about this double moral issue that you find a lot in the States, where there are all these people feeding the country, building the country but at the same time [it] is a country that doesn’t want to recognize that, but doesn’t want to get rid of them either, that just wants to keep them in the shadows. And that’s probably why there’s not a film about Cesar Chavez today.”
It is wonderful to hear that the studio behind this film worked closely with the Chavez family and their COO, Edward Allen, said it’s more than a movie to them:
“We feel this project is a platform to elevate this man, Cesar Chavez, to the pantheon of American heroes,” he said. “Chavez is a character who is American first and foremost. He spoke up, he wasn’t a victim. He spoke up for the rights not just of Latinos.” -(via: Buzzfeed)
Check out the 1st Official Trailer for ‘CESAR CHAVEZ: AN AMERICAN HERO’ Here:
NEW– TRAILER 2 – ‘CESAR CHAVEZ: AN AMERICAN HERO’ Here:
Release Date for ‘Cesar Chavez: An American Hero’: March 28th, 2014 (USA)
Starring Cast: Michael Pena, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, John Malkovich, Gabriel Mann, Lisa Brenner, Kevin Dunn, Mark Moses, Jacob Vargas and many more.
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