'Cesar Chavez: An American Hero' film shows farm worker's struggle for worker's rights

The film opened Friday

It's been more than two decades since labor leader Cesar Chavez passed away, but a new film about the man shows his life and his struggle for worker's rights.
 
"Cesar Chavez: An America Hero" is set ten years surrounding the historic grape boycotts that started in the 1960's.
 
The film captures the personal hardships and sacrifices made by Chavez, his family and the families of other workers as well.
 
The United Farm Works Association, an organization that Chavez co-founded, will be hosting a special red carpet event for the film tonight. Some members of the cast will be attending, including actress Rosario Dawson, who plays Dolores Huerta.
 
A VIP reception is being held at the Bakersfield Marriott downtown starting at 4 p.m., followed by tonight's special screening of the film at the Maya Cinema at 7 p.m.
 
Tickets for the reception are $100 per person. But if you just want to attend the special red carpet screening, tickets will only cost $20.
 
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