Cesar Chavez Film Viewing Guide

Cesar Chavez Film Viewing Guide
Cesar Chavez Film Viewing Guide
Cesar Chavez Film Viewing Guide
Cesar Chavez Film Viewing Guide
Cesar Chavez Film Viewing Guide
Cesar Chavez Film Viewing Guide
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(From Wikipedia) César Chávez is a 2014 Mexican-American biographical film produced and directed by Diego Luna about the life of American labor leader César Chávez, who cofounded the United Farm Workers. The film stars Michael Peña as Chávez. John Malkovich co-stars as the owner of a large industrial grape farm who leads the opposition to Chávez's organizing efforts. It premiered in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

The film follows César Chávez's efforts to organize 50,000 farm workers in California. Some of them were braceros—temporary workers from Mexico permitted to live and work in the United States in agriculture, and required to return to Mexico if they stopped working. Working conditions are very poor for the braceros, who also suffer from racism and brutality at the hands of the employers and local Californians.

To help the workers, César Chávez (Michael Peña) forms a labor union known as the United Farm Workers (UFW). Chávez's efforts are opposed, sometimes violently, by the owners of the large industrial farms where the braceros work. The film touches on several major nonviolent campaigns by the UFW: the Delano grape strike, the Salad Bowl strike, and the 1975 Modesto march

This study guide has 30 fill in the blank as you watch questions developed from viewing the film. Answer key is included.

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