Univision, Pivot join forces for Cesar Chavez documentary

CesarLastFastNow that there’s some buzz around the work of activist Cesar Chavez, Univision and Participant Media’s TV network, Pivot, are coming together to acquire the TV rights to the documentary, Cesar’s Last Fast. Directed and produced by Richard Ray Perez, the documentary offers never-before-seen footage of Chavez’s 1988 “Fast for Life,” a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers.

Perez had been working on the film for years. Now that it’s finally complete and multiple screenings taking place, its caught the attention of Univision and Pivot.

“We are extremely happy to be working together with Pivot and Univision,” Perez said in a statement. “This is a great partnership for our film in getting it out to our audience and for commemorating Cesar’s inspiring life.”

There’s no word on when the documentary will start airing on the channels or if it will go to theaters first, but we’re sure you can get updates from the film’s official website, cesarslastfast.com. In meantime, take a look at their campaign video to get a taste of the content of the film.

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