March 1, 2002

City Heights César Chávez Film Festival

Every Wednesday in March at 6:00 pm
City Heights Urban Village Performance Annex
3795 Fairmont Avenue
Free Admission - Limited Seating - Open to the Public
Curated and Introduced by Filmmaker Paul Espinosa
March 6, 2002, Wednesday, 6:00 pm

`The Fight in the Fields: César Chávez and the Farmworkers' Struggle a film by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles. A portrait of the charismatic leader of the United Farmworkers Union and the history and impact of the UFW. The heart of the UFW, Chávez remains the most important Latino leader in this country's history. The activities he and his dedicated organizers led inspired the Chicano activism of the 1960s and '70s, helping create a Latino civil rights movement.

March 13, 2002, Wednesday, 6:00 pm

The Lemon Grove Incident a film by Paul Espinosa. A docudrama focusing on the nation's first successful legal challenge to school segregation, featuring the struggle of Mexican American parents.

March 20, 2002, Wednesday, 6:00 pm

The Hunt for Pancho Villa a film by Paul Espinosa and Hector Galan. A documentary examining Pancho Villa's dramatic 1916 raid on Columbus, New Mexico and the American expedition mounted by General John Pershing to capture him, events which led Mexico and the United States to the brink of war.

March 27, 2002, Wednesday, 6:00 pm

Salt of the Earth a film by Herbert Biberman. The only U.S. blacklisted film, it portrays the true-life struggle of a Mexican-American mining community that wants to achieve better working conditions. In a startling anticipation of social changes still decades away, the film makes an eloquent plea for economic and sexual equality at a time when these issues had yet to hit the front page.

March 29, 2002, Friday, 6:00 pm

Multi Cultural Performance

Closing event for 2nd Annual César Chávez Celebration

All Events and Screenings at:City Heights Urban Village Performance Annex, 3795 Fairmont Avenue, 619-641-6123

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