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Thursday, Mar 27 2014 02:54 PM

TBC VIDEO: UFW president discusses new 'Cesar Chavez' film

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    Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers, sat down Thursday with Robert Price, executive editor of The Bakersfield Californian, for a 40-minute interview in the company's Eye Street studio.

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    Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers, sat down Thursday with Robert Price, executive editor of The Bakersfield Californian, for a 40-minute interview in the company's Eye Street studio.

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    By Photo courtesy of Pantelion Films

    Cesar Chavez (Michael Pena) leads farmworkers into the fields in a scene from “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero.”

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    By Photo courtesy of Pantelion Films

    Cesar Chavez (Michael Pena) is helped along by supporters after a 25-day fast in a scene from “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero.”

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    By Photo courtesy of Victor Alemane

    This portrait of labor leader Cesar Chavez is among those on display in an exhibit at the National Chavez Center in Keene.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers, sat down Thursday with Robert Price, executive editor of The Bakersfield Californian, for a 40-minute interview in the company's Eye Street studio.

Rodriguez talked about the new film, "Cesar Chavez," directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Pena, which opens this weekend.

He also talked about a new biography of the late labor leader, the chances for an immigration reform bill this year and Chavez's legacy, among other topics.

Watch the video below.

 

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