Cesar's Last Fast (2014)



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Cesar's Last Fast is a multi-platform feature documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez's struggle for the humane treatment of America's farm workers, and the impact Chavez's legacy has on today's generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez's 1988 "Fast for Life," a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers. The story of this water-only fast is the film's dramatic arc into which the filmmakers interweave the historic events that defined the life mission of America's most inspiring Latino leader and the struggles confronting today's farm workers. (C) Official site

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Critic Reviews for Cesar's Last Fast

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Richard Ray Perez's documentary concerns the myth more than the man.

Apr 24, 2014 | Full Review…

[A] compelling documentary ...

Apr 17, 2014 | Full Review…

This occasionally stirring doc portrait of the late Latino labor organizer and civil rights icon frames his legacy around a single act of protest.

Apr 16, 2014 | Full Review…

Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee co-direct a solidly inspiring portrait of the late agricultural workers' champion.

Jan 27, 2014 | Full Review…
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An adoring and inspirational portrait of one man's "expression of sacrifice in action."

Jan 26, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

An inspiring testimony to one of this nation's heroes.

Apr 18, 2014 | Full Review…

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