Cesar’s Last Fast
In 1988, Cesar Chavez embarked on what would be his last act of protest. Driven in part to pay penance for feeling he had not done enough, Chavez began his “Fast for Life,” a 36-day water-only hunger strike, to draw attention to the horrific effects of unfettered pesticide use on farm workers, their families, and their communities. Using never-before-seen footage, directors Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee weave together the larger story of Chavez’s life, vision, and legacy into an inspiring and moving portrait. Sundance Film Festival.