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Cesar Chavez's Video Collection

Curtis Marez, Author

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While we are used to seeing him fasting and marching, here Cesar Chavez takes up another kind of movement, dancing, which reminds us of the utopian, world-changing arc of the farm workers' movement. The video quality is low, which is in keeping with the rasquachismo of farm worker visual culture, with its emphasis on DIY tactics and an aesthetics of the imperfect that overlapped with Third Cinema's attack on the imperialism of Hollywood slickness. 
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