In these final days leading up to our 2009 Fundraising Party, I’m reminded of the opportunity we have to build a community around an important cause: honoring Cesar’s commitment to building a farmworker’s union and a civil rights movement. Our cause is much smaller than building a union, but in a way it mirrors the […]
Got a few minutes? Check out Director Rick Perez on the Friday Oct 30th episode of KPFK’s Pocho Hour of Power.
One of the key events on my journey to making this film occurred in 1969, when I was 4 years old. It happened when I was sitting in a Head Start classroom in my hometown of San Fernando, California. At lunchtime my classmates and I all sat side-by-side to eat a free lunch the federal […]
“Why am I doing this?” is a question I don’t often ask myself. It’s one of those important introspective sort of questions that forces the kind of consideration I prefer to delay in favor of meaningless distractions and necessary chores. But a blog needs content, so here it goes … Why am I doing this? […]
Great News!!! “Cesar’s Last Fast” has been award a grant from the Sundance Documentary Fund. It was a hugely competitive field. Less than 2% of the applicants received awards. The award is a firm reminder that “Si Se Puede.” … Check out this article from Screen Daily, announcing the awards. And, if you haven’t already […]
These photographs were taken by Martin Cox during the first round of interviews for the film. The backdrop was created from a photograph of Cesar taken by photographer Cathy Murphy. I’m enjoying the privilege of interviewing Dolores Huerta. Dolores takes about the early days and the decision to organize farmworkers. Dolores casts a graceful shadow […]