'Cesar Chavez' is honest, effective portrayal

Published: Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014 - 2:04 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 7, 2014 - 9:30 am

Re "Petty politics over Chavez in Senate" (Editorials, April 5): Critics are having a heyday crucifying the movie "Cesar Chavez," and I say basta.

Indeed, "Cesar Chavez" could have been an epic-swing movie had it received the necessary Hollywood-gazillions. Within its budget constraints, "Cesar" superbly bares the passion, courage and mindfulness of one man's mission to end the inhumane plight of the farm worker.

Honest and forthright, the movie captures the beautiful sun-leathered faces of farm workers, whose labors feed this country and well-beyond. A priceless, memorable line delivered by movie actor Chavez, "I work hard to feed the world, but I can't feed my own family."

Frankly, I'm happy "Cesar Chavez" isn't Hollywoodized, because who knows how pale the beautiful Hispanic faces might have turned turn out.

-- Bettina Flores, Granite Bay

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