Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:30
CESAR‘S LAST FAST A FILM BY Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee, 2014
Tuesday, Feb 17, 6:30pm
The Screening Room / 127 E. Congress
$5 general / UA students FREE with Catcard advance tickets atscreeningroomtucson.com
In 1988 Cesar Chavez embarked on a water-only fast, an act of penance and dedication to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers. The ﬁlm features exclusive footage of Cesar Chavez’s 1988 36-day “Fast for Life,” interwoven with the historic events that deﬁned the life mission of America’s most inspiring Latino leader and the struggles confronting today’s farm workers.
IN PERSON: Richard Ray Perez Mr. Perez is personally connected to the issues presented in Cesar’s Last Fast. For 22 years, Perez’s father was a farm worker who lived in and worked under the conditions Cesar Chavez fought to end. At ﬁve years old Richard joined the historic grape boycott organized by the United Farm Workers. In addition to his work on Cesar’s Last Fast, Mr. Perez is a senior staﬀer in the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program.
DocScapes is a program of the UA Hanson Film Institute and the UA Center for Documentary.