Documentary Track

CESAR’S LAST FAST

Project Synopsis:

On July 17, 1988, César Estrada Chávez, 61-years old, embarked on a 36-day water-only fast to call attention to the harmful effect that pesticides were having on America’s farm workers, and to shine light on their deplorable working and living conditions.  This was Cesar’s Last Fast: 36 days of self-sacrifice and deep spiritual commitment to the fight for justice and dignity for America’s poorest workers.  In the way that the documentary Man on Wire is a film about a man willing to give up his life for his art, Cesar's Last Fast is a film about a man willing to give up his life for La Causa – the cause.