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Cesar Chavez (12-Feb-2014)

Director: Diego Luna

Writers: Keir Pearson; Timothy J. Sexton

Keywords: Drama, Organized Labor, Biography

Biopic dramatizes the life and times of Mexican-American labor leader Cesar Chavez.

ABSTRACT
"íSi, se puede!" Three simple Spanish words -- commonly translated into English as "yes, we can!" -- became a rallying cry that catapulted Mexican-American labor leader Cesar Chavez to international fame during his 1972 twenty-four day fast in support of migrant workers' rights in Phoenix, Arizona, transforming him into a folk hero inspiring workers and union activists for generations to come. Cesar Chavez brings the titular icon's story to the big screen, following the man from humble upbringings through to his oft-challenging non-violent struggle for laborers' rights at home and abroad.

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Wes Bentley
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4-Sep-1978   American Beauty
Michael Cudlitz
Actor
29-Dec-1964   John Cooper on Southland
Rosario Dawson
Actor
9-May-1979   Josie and the Pussycats
America Ferrera
Actor
18-Apr-1984   Ugly Betty
John Malkovich
Actor
9-Dec-1953   Subject of Being John Malkovich
Gabriel Mann
Actor
14-May-1972   Dying to Live
Mark Moses
Actor
24-Feb-1958   Paul Young on Desperate Housewives
Michael Peña
Actor
13-Jan-1976   Crash
Julian Sands
Actor
15-Jan-1958   Warlock
Jacob Vargas
Actor
18-Aug-1971   The Death and Life of Bobby Z

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