Viva La Causa

Film. Bill Brummel Productions. 2008. 39 minutes.
A documentary film and teaching guide on the grape strike and boycott led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s.

  • Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Labor, Latino | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School | Resource Types: Films

viva_la_causaViva La Causa focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights — the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Viva La Causa will show how thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the most exploited people in our country — the workers who put food on our tables.

The kit includes a 39-minute film on DVD and a 56-page teacher’s guide. Viva La Causa was produced for grades 7-12. [Producer’s description.]

Teachers can order this kit for free.

Produced by Teaching Tolerance.

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