Director Diego Luna asks strangers ‘Do you know who Cesar Chavez was?’

diego-lunaaustinThe film, Cesar Chavez, based on the life of labor rights activist Cesar Chavez is set to hit theaters at the end of the month. Directed by Diego Luna, the film stars Michael Pena (Cesar Chavez), Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Jacob Vargas and John Malkovich.

Most people weren’t taught about Cesar Chavez in elementary or high school. Usually the work of Chavez isn’t taught until college, but even then, you have to take specific courses to learn about his work. Even the film’s star, Michael Pena, didn’t know who Chavez was before he started working on the film.

So the film’s director, Diego Luna, to the streets of Austin, Texas, specifically, Cesar Chavez St. and asked strangers if they knew who Cesar was. Check out the video below:


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