A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to working people.
Diego Luna’s “Cesar Chavez” reconstructs the emergence of the United Farm Workers organization in the 1960s and focuses on the movement’s leader, who died in 1993.
2014-03-27 | A. O. SCOTT | Read the New York Times Review of Cesar Chavez