Cesar Chavez

Film Screening and Director's Talk

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Directed by Diego Luna (United States, 2014)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm | California Theatre, 2113 Kittredge Street


On March 5, the Center for Latin American Studies hosted a screening of "Cesar Chavez" with director Diego Luna and producer Pablo Cruz.  After the screening, Luna discussed his film with Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers; Maria Echaveste of the Berkeley Law School; and Harley Shaiken, professor and chair of CLAS.

Director Diego Luna introduces "Cesar Chavez."

Trailer for the film 

- Read "Cesar CHAVEZ: A Conversation with Diego Luna," a review of the event in the Spring 2014 Berkeley Review.

- Read "Cesar's Footsteps," Erika Hellerstein's article for the Spring 2014 Berkeley Review.    

“I think that’s what makes the film very powerful… when you see it you don’t see a man with a cape and a mask… you see a man doing something completely achievable by us — by you, by me, by anyone.” — Diego Luna

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Canana Films, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

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Video

Full event

Highlights

CLAS chair Harley Shaiken introduces the discussion panel following the screening.

Director Diego Luna talks about why he made this film.

United Farm Workers president Arturo Rodriguez on the legacy of the farm workers' movement.

Maria Echaveste of the Berkeley Law School talks about the importance of the film in influencing
the media's presentation of the Hispanic community.

Photos

The packed California Theatre prior to the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)
The packed California Theatre prior to the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Director Diego Luna prior to the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Director Diego Luna prior to the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Pablo Cruz, the film's producer, taking photos of the packed house prior to the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Pablo Cruz, the film's producer, taking photos of the packed house prior to the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)

CLAS chair Harley Shaiken waits to start the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)
CLAS chair Harley Shaiken waits to start the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)

UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta (in blue dress) with audience members prior to the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)
UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta (in blue dress) with audience members prior to the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)

From left: Diego Luna, Professor Beatriz Manz of UC Berkeley, and Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers. (Photo by Jim Block.)
From left: Diego Luna, Professor Beatriz Manz of UC Berkeley, and Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers. (Photo by Jim Block.)

The audience reacts to the introduction of director Diego Luna. (Photo by Jim Block.)
The audience reacts to the introduction of director Diego Luna. (Photo by Jim Block.) 
 

Director Diego Luna introduces the film with CLAS chair Harley Shaiken. (Photo by Jim Block.)Director Diego Luna introduces the film with CLAS chair Harley Shaiken. (Photo by Jim Block.)

The discussion panel (from left): Harley Shaiken, Diego Luna, Arturo Rodriguez, and Maria Echaveste. (Photo by Jim Block.) 
The discussion panel (from left): Harley Shaiken, Diego Luna, Arturo Rodriguez, and Maria Echaveste. (Photo by Jim Block.) 

Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farm Workers. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farm Workers. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Maria Echaveste of the Berkeley Law School, whose parents were "bracero" farm workers. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Maria Echaveste of the Berkeley Law School, whose parents were "bracero" farm workers. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Dolores Huerta, one of the founders of the UFW, inspires the crowd. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Dolores Huerta, one of the founders of the UFW, inspires the crowd. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Diego Luna with members of the Chavez family prior to the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Diego Luna with members of the Chavez family prior to the screening. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Arturo Rodriguez and Maria Echaveste. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Arturo Rodriguez and Maria Echaveste. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Promotional image for "Cesar Chavez."(Image courtesy of Canana.)

Logo for Canana Productions.