Release Date: 2014
Not Yet Rated |1 hr 40 minPlot Summary
In 1988, activist Cesar Chavez begins his last protest fast to bring attention to the effects of pesticides on farmers.
Director: Lorena Parlee , Richard Ray Perez
Chavez (1927-1993), a founder of what became the United Farm Workers union, faced brutal odds, as this compelling documentary demonstrates. show more
Perez appears content with representing UFW's past strikes and boycotts like a segment from the History Channel, while having the interviewees—relatives, people who worked closely with Chavez—focus on how much good Chavez has done, rather than how he has impacted them. show more
While not necessarily the definitive cinematic account of Chavez’s life or the UFW movement, Cesar’s Last Fast provides a well-crafted, sometimes stirring encapsulation. show more