Sundance: Univision, Pivot Team for 'Cesar's Last Fast' Doc
UPDATED: The Cesar Chavez documentary will premiere at Temple Theatre on Sunday.
Cesar's Last Fast, a documentary that showcases never-before-seen footage of activist Cesar Chavez's hunger strike, has been acquired by Univision and Pivot, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.
Univision, the Spanish-language broadcaster, and Pivot, the TV network targeting Generation Y from Participant Media, jointly have been looking for properties to acquire. The film will premiere simultaneously on Pivot and Univision in English and Spanish, respectively.
The documentary is the first Sundance entry for the two directors -- former farm worker Richard Ray Perez and the late filmmaker and historian Lorena Parlee.
“Cesar’s Last Fast illuminates the idealism and conviction of a man who not only changed the lives of workers in his day, but also serves as a lasting inspiration for today's generation of young activists," Belisa Balaban, Pivot's svp alternative programming, said in a statement. "Pivot and Univision are the perfect platforms to expose audiences to Chavez's work, spark conversation and illuminate issues.
Produced by Perez, Parlee and Molly O'Brien, the film will premiere at the Temple Theatre on Sunday in Sundance's U.S. documentary category.