‘A Song for Cesar’ highlights the role of music, arts in supporting the farmworkers’ movement

By April 26, 2022May 25th, 2022In The News

New documentary screens Friday at Foothill College

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Music and the arts can uplift spirits and entertain, but they can also be powerful forces for change, as the new documentary, “A Song for Cesar” demonstrates.

The film highlights the musicians and artists who worked to advance the farm worker movement founded by labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez in the 1960s and ’70s. Cultural luminaries such as Joan Baez, Maya Angelou and Carlos Santana lent their voices in support of Chavez’s work.

Hidden Villa, Foothill College and the Los Altos History Museum have teamed up to offer a free screening of “A Song for Cesar” on Friday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College.

Andres Alegria and Abel Sánchez, the co-producers and directors of the film, will…cont.

Musician and activist Abel Sánchez is a co-producer and director of “A Song for Cesar.” Courtesy of the artist.