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This documentary traces the history of the United Farmworkers Union and the life of its founder, Cesar Chavez, from his birth in Arizona, his education into organizing and non-violence, his formation of the union, to his death in 1993. It... See more »

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Daryl Arnold ...
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LeRoy Chatfield ...
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Helen Chavez ...
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Paul Chavez ...
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Richard Chavez ...
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Linda Chávez Rodríguez ...
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Rita Medina Chávez ...
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Jerry Cohen ...
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Bert Corona ...
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Jessie de la Cruz ...
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Herman Gallegos ...
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Marshall Ganz ...
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Teofilo Garcia ...
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Bill Grami ...
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Adelina Gurrola ...
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Chris Hartmire ...
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Larry Itliong ...
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Sabino Lopez ...
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Ben Maddock ...
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Roger Mahony ...
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Gilbert Padilla ...
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Arturo Rodríguez ...
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Al Rojas ...
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Fred Ross Jr. ...
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Lionel Steinberg ...
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Luis Valdez ...
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Pete Velasco ...
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Rick Tejada-Flores
Ray Telles

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Rick Tejada-Flores ... ()
 
Ray Telles ... ()

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Laurie Coyle ... associate producer
Rick Tejada-Flores ... producer
Ray Telles ... producer

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Pete Sears

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Herb Ferrette

Editorial Department

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Karyn Fukui ... assistant editor
Shirley Gutierrez ... assistant editor
Alan Michaels ... assistant editor
Arthur Pines ... assistant editor
Tal David Skloot ... assistant editor (as Tal Skoot)

Production Management

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Dawn Hawk ... post-production supervisor
Frederick D. Perry ... executive in charge of production
Jim Summers ... assistant production manager

Sound Department

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Mike Boyle ... additional audio (as Michael Boyle)
Sara Chin ... additional audio
Curtis Choy ... additional audio
Doug Dunderdale ... audio

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rick Butler ... additional camera
Vicente Franco ... camera
Emilio Mercado ... photographer: production stills
Matthew Uhry ... assistant camera

Music Department

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Agustin Lira ... composer: additional music

Other crew

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Mario Barrera ... scholar
Laurie Coyle ... chief archival researcher
Ricardo Griswold del Castillo ... scholar
Mario Garcia ... scholar
Jim Green ... scholar
Deborah Hartley ... assistant archivist
Philip Mason ... scholar
Michele McKenzie-Byrd ... archival researcher (as Michele McKenzie)
Andrew Noren ... archival researcher
Kenn Rabin ... archival consultant
Margaret Rose ... scholar
Victor Sorell ... scholar
Karen Wyatt ... archival researcher

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Plot Summary

This documentary traces the history of the United Farmworkers Union and the life of its founder, Cesar Chavez, from his birth in Arizona, his education into organizing and non-violence, his formation of the union, to his death in 1993. It includes newsreel footage of the Delano grape boycott, Senate hearings conducted by Robert F. Kennedy, Chavez's fasts, encounters with growers and rival Teamsters. Recent interviews with Chavez family members, Ethyl Kennedy, Roger Cardinal Mahony, Governor Jerry Brown, and current and past UFW leaders round out the history and assessment of Chavez and the Union. Written by

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  • The Fight in the Fields (United States)
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  • 120 min
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