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Documentary Screening of Hailing Cesar and Q&A and Discussion with the Film Makers
October 3, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Join Us for a Documentary Screening and Q&A and Discussion
“Hailing César”, a documentary directed by and featuring Eduardo Chavez, the grandson of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, will be shown and a Q&A and discussion following the screening.
Eduardo Chavez, who was born in 1991, did not know his famous grandfather who died in 1993. The film captures his journey to connect with his grandfather’s legacy. He begins work as a farm-worker, picking grapes in the field, like his father and grandfather before him. He learns first-hand the kind of work that goes into putting fruits and vegetables on people’s plates. Through his personal journey, as he reconnects with his family’s legacy, we learn about Cesar Chavez’s plight to create equality for farm-workers, as well as the current conditions that they face in the fields and back at home.
Eduardo Chavez currently a working actor in Los Angeles and recently premiered his first film, “Hailing Cesar”. His goal is to bring depth to the portrayal of Latino characters in film, television and other media. He is also the co- founder of Latindia Studios.
This showing, which is one of the events planned for Northern Essex’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the White Fund in partnership with Northern Essex Community College.