'Cesar Chavez: An American Hero' Official Trailer Released

By Kellvin Chavez, Latino Review

The trailer is now online for the upcoming biopic about civil rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez, titled Cesar Chavez: An American Hero. Watch the trailer online here.

The film stars Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich, Jacob Vargas, Michael Cudlitz, John Ortiz, Wes Bentley, Julian Sands, Gabriel Mann, Kevin Dunn, Yancey Arias, and Mark Moses.

The film chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by Cesar Chavez. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the system.

The film is directed by Mexican-born actor Diego Luna from a screenplay written by Hotel Rwanda co-scribe Keir Pearson. It opens April 4, 2014.