POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Cesar’s Last Fast is a documentary film about the personal and spiritual dedication of legendary farm workers rights activist, Cesar Chavez. A class screening of the film may complement a US history, social studies or ethnic studies curriculum. Taught in conjunction with this guide, the film will empower students to think critically about the ongoing fight for the humane treatment of farm workers in California, and the meaning of sustained activism, both personally and politically. Discussion questions and supplemental materials facilitate further research into related topics such as the relationship between religion and activism, the Latino struggle for civil rights in California, and the role of the media in facilitating social and political change.