CINE Golden Eagle
National Educational Media Network Golden Apple
Best Documentary, Cine Festival, San Antonio
"No film in recent years has
moved me as much as The Fight in the Fields. At a time when the history
of our working people is being erased, this marvelous movie rekindles our
memory of this gallant battle. Most important, it will be a revelation to
the young, who must not be deprived of their history."
"Shows us more clearly than any film before the man and the
boy who was Chavez. So easily digestible, it plays like a drama instead
of a documentary..."
San Antonio Express-News
"The filmmakers have constructed a multifaceted and vivid examination
of a leader whose journey parallels the movement that affected a nation's
conscience, and ultimately changed its understanding of a world that previously
had been invisible. The Fight in the Fields is film history well worth watching."
Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Festival
"A thorough, compelling two-hour examination... Artfully utilizing a treasure
trove of archival film footage and photographs, the filmmakers incorporate
interviews with two of Chavez's siblings and two of his children to personalize
the man who would become the icon of the Chicano movement."
Los Angeles Times
COMPANION BOOK REVIEWS:
"The book of record of the farmworkers' fight... Should be required
reading. Cesar Chavez was a great man who deserved a thoughtful and respectful
book. He got one."
San Jose Mercury News
"A substantial and broadly documented portrait... The authors'
textured narrative provides good detail on UFW strikes, demonstrations and