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Marchers rally in support of 'Cesar's Last Fast,' farm worker rights

Published January 25, 2014 7:00 pm

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Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens councils throughout Utah marched Saturday in support of the film, "Cesar's Last Fast," at the Tower Theatre.

The film by Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee, being shown as part of the Sundance Film Festival, recounts the 1988 30-day, water-only hunger strike by United Farm Workers union leader Cesar Chavez to call attention to the issue of pesticide usage on farms and its effects on farm workers and consumers.

"The film delivers a powerful message and sheds light on the continuing issues that farm workers face throughout the United States," said Michael Perez, a LULAC member.