“Cesar Chavez” film screening


    Free Outdoor Screening on the Border Fence in Nogales, AZ and Nogales, Sonora!

    Cesar Chávez



    “This screening will take place in Nogales, AZ and in Nogales, Sonora, at the Border Fence just west of West St and West International St, Nogales, AZ (1000 feet west of U.S. Border checkpoint), and directly opposite the screening point where Av Alvaro Obregon ends at the fence on the Sonora side. *Please bring your own seating.*

    Part of Borderland Film Festival 2017

    Join us for a special outdoor screening of the acclaimed biopic, Chávez, starring Michael Peña and directed by Diego Luna, screened simultaneously on the Arizona side and the Sonora side of the Border Fence in Nogales!

    Directed by Diego Luna, the award-winning drama Chávez chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leader and labor organizer, Cesar Chávez. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Chavez (Michael Peña) embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the system. Also starring America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich. (Dir. by Diego Luna, 2014, USA/Mexico, in English and Spanish with English subtitles, 102 mins., Rated PG-13)”

    Cesar Chávez

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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