Film Screening & Harvard Premier of: Song for Cesar: The Music and The Movement


Monday, November 5, 2018, 6:00pm


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

Cesar Chavez

Please join us for a film screening followed by discussion featuring:

Davíd Carrasco, Professor, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Abel Sánchez, Film Co-Director

Andrés Alegria, Film Co-Director

Marshall Ganz, Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society, Harvard Kennedy School 

About "Song for Ceasar" 
This is the story of how labor leader Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers
Union (UFW) formed an alliance with musicians and artists to help build a
movement called “La Causa.”
   The documentary, through the first person accounts of artists, musicians,
members of Cesar’s family and other key figures of the movement explores how
Cesar’s life and struggle sparked music and the arts to interact with this social
movement, each influencing the other to create cultural trends and impact
historical events.
    “Song for Cesar: The Music and the Movement” depicts how this collaboration
helped Cesar Chavez in his fight to raise the consciousness of a nation and
improve the working and living conditions of farmworkers and their families.
Cesar’s legacy and the story of the people who work so hard put food on our
tables must be passed on to future generations.

Presented in collaboration with the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Right; the Harvard Divinity School; Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción- Arts Program, and the Moses Mesoamerican Archive.

See also: Cambridge, Mexico