AMERICAN MASTERS: A Song for Cesar
‘A Song For Cesar’ Premieres Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 / PBS App + Encore Monday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
AMERICAN MASTERS “A Song for Cesar” is a documentary film that explores the life and work of Cesar Chavez, a civil rights activist and labor leader who used music as a tool to unite and inspire workers during the United Farm Workers’ struggle for better labor conditions.
The film sheds light on the challenges that Chavez and his followers faced, and how they managed to overcome them through solidarity and perseverance.
The film also touches on the broader historical context in which the United Farm Workers’ struggle took place, including the social and economic realities of farm workers in the mid-20th century United States, the role of political activism and organizing in the civil rights movement, and the power of music as a medium for political expression and social change.
Watch On Your Schedule: The film will be available to stream on demand with the PBS App.
Credits: Directed by Andres Alegria and Abel Sanchez. Presented by AMERICAN MASTERS and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES.
Originally published on September 28, 2023 by Jennifer Robinson / kpbs Web Producer