THE FIGHT IN THE FIELDS: CESAR CHAVEZ AND THE FARMWORKERS' STRUGGLE

THE FIGHT IN THE FIELDS: CESAR CHAVEZ AND THE FARMWORKERS' STRUGGLE

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1361
    Format: DVD

    A film by Ray Telles and Rick Tejada-Flores
    1996, 116 minutes
    Optional closed captions
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125



    This historical documentary tells the story of Cesar Chavez, the charismatic founder of the United Farmworkers Union, and the movement that he inspired-one that touched the hearts of millions of Americans with the grape and lettuce boycotts, a nonviolent movement that confronted conservative politicians like Ronald Reagan and the powerful Teamsters Union. This chapter of American history recounts an inspiring story of hope and courage against overwhelming odds, a story of poor people taking control of their lives. The video is time-coded for easy reference to specific historical events.

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    Festivals & Awards

    Best Documentary, San Antonio Cine Film Festival
    Golden Apple, National Educational Media Network
    CINE Golden Eagle Award


    Reviews

        "A must for any library interested in Latino Studies, labor studies, or California history."
    Video Librarian

    "An important contribution to American labor lore. Recommended for labor studies, political science, and public policy collections."
    Library Journal

    "Compelling...an intimate portrait of one man whose quiet charisma and understanding of power made a huge difference."
    The Los Angeles Times

    "Shows us more clearly than any film before the man and the boy who was Chavez. So easily digestible, it plays like a drama instad of a documentary."
    San Antonio Express-News

    "No film in recent years has moved me as much as The Fight in the Fields. At a time when the history of our working people is being erased, this marvelous movie rekindles our memory of this gallant battle. Most important, it will be a revelation to the young, who must not be deprived of their history."
    —Studs Terkel

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