Community-building, and what it means to Cesar’s Last Fast

November 4th, 2009 @

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 […]

Rick Perez on Pocho Hour of Power

November 1st, 2009 @

Got a few minutes? Check out Director Rick Perez on the Friday Oct 30th episode of KPFK’s Pocho Hour of Power.

An Early Step on the Journey to Making Cesar’s Last Fast

October 20th, 2009 @

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?

October 14th, 2009 @

“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? […]

Sundance Documentary Fund: We were funded!

August 21st, 2009 @

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 […]

Photos taken from the set of “Cesar’s Last Fast”

April 11th, 2009 @

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 […]


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