The official trailer for the upcoming movie about Cesar Chavez has been released. The long-awaited film (Chavez) is directed by Diego Luna and boasts a lot of star power:Michael Peña (End of Watch) plays Chavez, Rosario Dawson (Unstoppable, Grindhouse) plays Dolores Huerta, and America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) plays Helen Chavez.
Chávez chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leader and labor organizer Cesar Chávez. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Chávez embraced nonviolence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the system.
Cesar Chavez is considered to be the best-known Latino civil rights activist. He was an American farm worker and labor leader who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW).
The film hits theaters April, 4, 2014.
Having trouble viewing the trailer? Check it out on Fandango.
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NOTE: Image is screen capture from the trailer.