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Behind the Scenes | ‘Cesar Chavez’ Starring Michael Peña and America Ferrera

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Diego Luna’s Cesar Chavez has gotten some tremendous praise ahead of its March 28th US release. Just last week, it won the Audience Award (Narrative Spotlight) at SXSW and now Lionsgate has premiered this new behind-the-scenes featurette. The film stars Michael Peña in the title role and takes a look at the legendary activist’s life as he fought to bring decent wages to farm workers. Also starring in the film are America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich.

Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the world.

Check out the featurette above and look for Cesar Chavez to release in the US on March 28th.