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Cesar's Last Fast

Richard Ray Perez, Lorena Parlee
Richard Ray Perez, Molly OBrien, Lorena Parlee

On July 17, 1988, Cesar Estrada Chavez, 61-years-old, embarked on a spiritual fast a hunger strike to call attention to the harmful effect pesticides were having on America's farm workers and to shine light on their deplorable working and living conditions. This was CESAR'S LAST FAST: 36 days of self-sacrifice and deep spiritual commitment to the fight for justice and dignity for America's poorest workers. This was the cause, La Causa, to which Cesar Chavez was willing to give up his life. CESAR'S LAST FAST will shine a light on the spiritual landscape that sustained Chavez through decades of struggle. And like Cesar who did not hide his personal convictions, this film too will embrace the power of conviction and ask us to rethink our place in the world and discover our true potential.

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