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'Cesar Chavez' film seeks to humanize icon

The film was hard to finance and had its difficult moments along the way, but director Diego Luna was on a mission.

Watch Entertainment Guru George Pennacchio's report on the film above.

(Pantelion Films / Participant Media)">

The life and legacy of late civil rights leader Cesar Chavez is being celebrated on film.

Michael Pena plays the famous labor organizer and civil rights leader who fought to help make life better for American farm workers. Pena, whose own parents were farmers who came to the U.S. from Mexico, believes what chavez did is a lesson all students should learn.

"I don't remember ever reading about it in high school. And here's a man who led one of the largest non-violent movements in the history of America and I think it probably should be put in there," he said.

The film was hard to finance and had its difficult moments along the way, but director Diego Luna was on a mission.

Watch Entertainment Guru George Pennacchio's report on the film above.

(Pantelion Films / Participant Media)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014