Cesar Chavez: An American Hero Theatrical Trailer (2014)

Theatrical trailer for Cesar Chavez: An American Hero.

The film follows Chávez's efforts to organize 50,000 farm workers in California, many of whom were braceros—temporary workers from Mexico permitted to live and work in the United States in agriculture, and required to return to Mexico if they stopped working. Working conditions are very poor for the braceros, who also suffer from racism and brutality at the hands of the employers and local Californians. To help the workers, Mexican American César Chávez (Michael Peña) forms a labor union known as the United Farm Workers (UFW). Chávez's efforts are opposed, sometimes violently, by the owners of the large industrial farms where the braceros work. The film touches on several major nonviolent campaigns by the UFW: the Delano grape strike, the Salad Bowl strike, and the 1975 Modesto march.

Duration
2 min 21 sec

Views
26,956

Posted On
January 20, 2014
Director
Diego Luna

Writer
Keir Pearson

Studio
Lionsgate

Release
March 28, 2014
Cast
Michael Pena
America Ferrera
Rosario Dawson
Wes Bentley
Michael Cudlitz
Trailer Tracks
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