Cesar Chavez in Greenwich
Still not really able to post just now, but I couldn’t resist this; perhaps the (on paper at least) least convincing setting for a film. Mike saw this on Saturday – filming a documentary about Cesar Chavez, a Latino American civil rights activist.
He co-organised the United Farm Workers Association against exploitation, using non-violent, public-relations-led tactics. He’s quite the hero in the States – ‘Cesar Chavez Day’ (31 March*) is a state holiday in California, Colorado and Texas – but what on earth is a documentary about his life doing in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College?
I mean Greenwich isn’t often mistaken for California. I can only assume it’s something to do with people across the world boycotting goods.
But hey – perhaps we’ll get a chance to find out – I don’t know if it will be screened over here, but it will probably be on YouTube at some point.
(*Perhaps I should have waited a month or so – but today’s as good as any, perhaps even more appropriate, given the NUJ strike by journalists currently preventing the Today Programme)
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