What helped catapult César Chávez to international fame wasn’t his work as an organizer, but the self-sacrifice he exhibited during his high-profile fasts. A new documentary by Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee called “Cesar’s Last Fast” looks at Chávez’s 36-day fast in 1988 as penance for not doing enough to stop the use of pesticides on farm workers. 

The film will be screened in Los Angeles at McArthur Park at 7pm. IndieWire has details

Read this online at http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/05/los_angeles_hosts_may_day_screening_of_cesars_last_fast.html


Thank you for printing out this Colorlines.com article. If you liked this article, please make a donation today at colorlines.com/donate to support our ongoing news coverage, investigations and actions to promote solutions.