The work that Cesar Chavez started nearly 5 decades ago, must continue today!

January 20th, 2011 @

“In the days before he left office, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration planted a chemical time bomb in California strawberry fields that, if not defused, could cause cancer, thyroid toxicity, permanent neurological damage, and miscarriages, according to 54 distinguished chemists, including five Nobel laureates.” [Read More...]

Cal State Northridge professor caught in Arizona controversy

January 18th, 2011 @

The published work of, Prof. Rodolfo Acuna, author and humanities adviser to “Cesar’s Last Fast,” has been banned in Arizona. “Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Acuña is an amiable, white-haired professor from Los Angeles who’s having his named dragged through the mud by certain Arizona politicians.” [Read More...]

Thank you!

December 31st, 2010 @

Dear Friends, On this last day of 2010, we wanted to take a moment and send you our deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks. Thank you for being a member of our community of supporters. We could not make this film without you and we look forward to keeping you posted on our progress in 2011. […]

Call for the Dream Act!

December 17th, 2010 @

The producers of Cesar’s Last Fast, support passage of the dream act. Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on it. We encourage our fans to call key senators today and communicate their support. This link has a list of those senators and phone numbers to their offices. “Each year, hundreds of thousands of immigrant children who […]

Dolores Huerta joins fast for DREAM Act

December 11th, 2010 @

The producers of Cesar’s Last Fast support the fast upon which Dolores Huerta and supporters of the Dream Act have embarked. In the traditons of Cesar Chavez and Mahatma Gandhi, the participants of this fast are practicing the rhetoric of action and making a personal sacrifice on behalf of our collective support for justice for […]

Inexplicably, state approves new pesticide.

December 5th, 2010 @

This is one more reason we are making this film. Cesar Chavez’s struggle today is as relevant as it was nearly 50 years ago when Cesar took up the cause to fight for America’s most disempowered workers. “Why replace one toxic, ozone-depleting pesticide with another chemical that while not as damaging to ozone is even […]

Work-In-Progress Screening in Denver, Colorado.

December 2nd, 2010 @

On February 25, 2011, as an extension of Cesar’s Last Fast work-in-progress screening in Denver, Colorado, director Richard Ray Perez will present to a group of college students at Metro State College – Denver who are enrolled in a course, Latinos in Film. Also, The Mario Solis Marich Show and Su Teatro (@ the Denver […]

Cesar’s Last Fast Receives 2010 Public Media Content Fund

November 8th, 2010 @

We have great news to share!!! LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING ANNOUNCES THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2010 PUBLIC MEDIA CONTENT FUND ” Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announces 20 newly funded programs as part of its twelfth annual Public Media Content Fund, formerly Open Call. The funding initiative […]

The Huffington Post Interview on Cesar’s Last Fast

October 22nd, 2010 @

Journalist and Huffington Post Blogger, Kathleen Wells interviewed Cesar’s Last Fast director, Richard Ray Perez. Go to the Interview page at the Huffington Post here. Listen to the interview here

Audience reactions to Cesar’s Last Fast Work-In-Progress Screening at the Hammer Museum

October 21st, 2010 @

I’d like to share a few wonderful reviews from our Work-In-Progress Screening at the Hammer Museum. The screening was a HUGE success!!! The following is from Arturo Rodriguez, President of the UFW: This week I was in Los Angeles in a packed house at the Hammer Museum Theater in Westwood to see an early screening […]

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