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.