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Eduardo Chavez is the scion of two revolutionary families as the grandson of both the legendary civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, on his father’s side, and the Cuban revolutionary Max Lesnik, on his mother’s side. Eduardo attended Loyola Marymount University on a golf scholarship and graduated with a B.A. in communications. After college, he played professional golf and studied acting in Miami and Los Angeles. Eduardo is making his directorial debut with the feature documentary, "Hailing Cesar," which is set to be released in early 2018. He is also the co-founder of Latindia Studios and a member of the speakers board for the Chavez Institute for Law and Social Justice.

MOVIE - Hailing Cesar



Eduardo Chavez goes on a journey to understand the legacy of his grandfather, the civil rights leader César Chavez. In the process, he builds a new bond with his father and finds his own path to honoring César’s life and message.

Project Synopsis:

Eduardo Chavez grew up in a wealthy Bay Area suburb, disconnected from the movement of his famous grandfather, César Chavez. To better understand his roots, Eduardo decides to carry out the activities, speak to the people, and visit the places that mattered to César. The journey opens Eduardo’s eyes to the suffering of his people and changes the comfortable trajectory of his life.

This character-driven film is, on the one hand, the story of a young man in search of his roots and identity; on the other, it is an attempt to tell the story of César Chavez in a novel and impactful way that will resonate with our target audience of young adults. Learn More

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