Jan 29 2013

Diego Luna directs film about Labor Leader Cesar Chavez

Today in studio we have acclaimed filmmaker and actor Diego Luna. Luna is currently directing a film about Cesar Chavez which will be released later this year. Chávez retells the life of labor activist Cesar Chávez in the late 1960s and 70s. The movie will focus on the struggles he faced from opposing farm owners and the difficulty in organizing more than 50,000 laborers across California to protest against unfair working conditions.

Diego Luna is no stranger to the media, having achieved international fame for his role in the fiery 2001 movie “Y Tu Mama Tambien”. Since then, he has broken into American films, starring in movies such as “The Terminal” and “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights”. More recently, he has starred in the movie “Milk”, as Jack Lira, Harvey’s unhinged lover. Luna debuted as a director in 2007 with his film “J.C. Chávez”, a documentary on the Mexican boxing legend.

Luna is also a co-founder of the production company Canana with his childhood friend and co-actor Gael Garcia Bernal. They are currently working with Golden Phoenix Productions to produce television documentaries that retell the unsolved murders of more than 300 women in Juarez, Mexico. Diego Luna is a supporter of Caravan for Peace, a 2012 bus campaign that traveled through cities in the United States to promote awareness about the violence and victims of the Mexican drug war. It was started by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia whose own son was killed in drug-related violence in 2011.

GUEST: Diego Luna, actor, producer, director.

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “Diego Luna directs film about Labor Leader Cesar Chavez”

  1. Debi Derryberryon 27 Mar 2013 at 9:00 am

    I just worked with Diego on his film and he is such a lovely man. The film is a masterpiece!

  2. maine home and designon 20 Sep 2015 at 3:25 am

    You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the topic and found most individuals will approve with your blog.

  3. spouwmuurisolatie parels overijsselon 09 Oct 2015 at 12:48 am

    Hello there! Good post! Please inform us when all could see a follow up!

  4. viewon 09 Oct 2015 at 9:41 am

    I simply want to say I am newbie to blogging and site-building and absolutely liked your website. Almost certainly I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly have excellent article content. Regards for sharing with us your website page.

  5. portalnaukowy.plon 11 Oct 2015 at 7:34 pm

    You’ll find extremely lots of details that way to think about. That can be a great examine bring up. I supply thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly you’ll be able to find questions just like the 1 you retrieve the spot that the most significant factor will be inside the honest superb faith. I don?t know if guidelines have emerged about points like that, but Almost certainly that your chosen job is clearly labeled as a reasonable game. Both youngsters notice the impact of just a little moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  6. check contenton 14 Oct 2015 at 9:57 am

    I simply want to mention I am just new to blogs and seriously liked this web site. Very likely I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You certainly have great stories. Kudos for sharing with us your webpage.

  7. discover moreon 14 Oct 2015 at 10:22 am

    I simply want to say I’m newbie to blogging and site-building and definitely savored this website. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog . You really have remarkable article content. With thanks for sharing your web site.

  8. read linkon 14 Oct 2015 at 11:51 am

    I simply want to mention I am just newbie to blogging and really enjoyed your web page. Likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You absolutely come with impressive articles. Many thanks for sharing with us your website page.

  9. great infoon 14 Oct 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I simply want to tell you that I am just newbie to blogging and absolutely enjoyed this blog site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly have incredible stories. Cheers for revealing your web site.

  10. read contenton 14 Oct 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I simply want to mention I am just newbie to blogging and truly liked this web page. Likely I’m likely to bookmark your blog . You surely come with awesome article content. Bless you for sharing with us your web site.

  11. reclaimed wood projectson 19 Oct 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I haven¡¦t checked in here for some time since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend :)

  12. namioty reklamoweon 22 Oct 2015 at 6:56 am

    I view something truly special in this internet site.

  13. Heather MacDonaldon 26 Oct 2015 at 10:01 pm

    This is fantastic content! I am swept away by your presentation and distinctive viewpoints. I agree with so much of your post. I’ll come back.

  14. Cindie Mcredmondon 30 Oct 2015 at 12:57 am

    Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So good to search out any individual with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this web site is one thing that’s wanted on the internet, somebody with a bit of originality. beneficial job for bringing something new towards the internet!