The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center to present documentary film tribute to Cesar Chavez

The Emma S. Barrientos MACC is presenting A Tribute to Cesar Chavez 2013: Civil Rights Documentary Films on Friday and Saturday. The film screenings focus on the struggle of those, like Cesar Chavez, who fought for civil rights. Cesar E. Chavez was a prominent leader and activist in the 20th century in Latino American civil rights movement. He worked towards workers rights, civil rights, environmental justice, equality for all, peace, non-violence, children and women’s rights.

The film screenings include A Class Apart, Chicano Rock!, The Fight in the Fields, and Reportero. A Class Apart is set in small town in Texas in the year 1951 and is about a field hand who murdered a tenant farmer leading to a court case that landed in the Supreme Court and challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans. Chicano Rock! is a PBS documentary that tells the story of a variety of young Mexican Americans who express their roots through music. The Fight in the Fields is a documentary of the story of Cesar Chavez, the founder of the United Farmworkers of America. Reportero follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly as they struggle to do their job in one of the deadliest places in the world for the media.

Admission to the screenings is free. A Class Apart will be held on Friday starting at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Chicano Rock! will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Friday and at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Black Box Theatre. The Fight in the Fields will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Reportero will be held on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. All films will be screened in the Emma S. Barrientos MACC located on 600 River Street. For more information visit their website.

Estefania de Leon

Estefania was born and raised a true Austinite. She graduated from Crockett High School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Courier for three years, and is currently studying journalism at the University of Texas. She enjoys blogging, photography, and anything Owl City.

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