Directed by Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee, USA, 2014, 100 min.
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, 6:30 p.m. KJCC Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012 This event is free and open to the public. ID required for entry.
An official section at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, chronicles civil rights and labor activist Cesar Chavez’s 1988, “Fast for Life.” The thirty-six day water only fast was meant to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of pesticide use on farm workers. The documentary features never-before-seen footage along with interviews with those closest to Chavez, including co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, Dolores Huerta. The film is a compelling look at the impact of Chavez and the UFW’s legacy and the ongoing struggle to guarantee the humane treatment of America’s farm workers—a fight that remains as relevant as ever.
Screening followed by a panel discussion with special guests.
Film website http://cesarslastfast.com/