The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle

Directed by: Ray Telles and Rick Tejada-Flores

1996 | USA | 116 min


Friday, April 1, 2016, 7pm


Saturday, April 2, 2016, 4:45pm

Free Screening - Reserve Tickets Online

This historical documentary tells the story of Cesar Chavez, the charismatic founder of the United Farmworkers Union, and the movement that he inspired-one that touched the hearts of millions of Americans with the grape and lettuce boycotts, a nonviolent movement that confronted conservative politicians like Ronald Reagan and the powerful Teamsters Union. This chapter of American history recounts an inspiring story of hope and courage against overwhelming odds, a story of poor people taking control of their lives.