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Something meaningful is hitting theaters today. A movie about activism and fighting for what you believe in. So forget about Ultra for now and meet Cesar Chavez instead.

If you've been craving an inspirational movie about standing up for what you believe in "Cesar Chavez" is it.

Based on the real activist Cesar Chavez, this film is about the struggle for human rights of the farm workers in California.

The movie was masterfully directed by Diego Luna.

Diego Luna - "Its a powerful story, its a story that reminds us that change is in our hands, its all about empowering people, a community that is very weak, and that was broken and forgotten by this country and they managed to send the right message."

The message "Huelga" a boycott against the growers, who abused farm workers.

Diego Luna - "It's a perfectly orchestrated attack that promoted non-violence, and ideas as a tool of change, so i wanted to focus on that period of time, on those 10 years."

The lead characters in the movie, Michael Pena and America Ferrera were nothing short of amazing.

America Ferrera - "There's definitely an added pressure about playing somebody who's alive. Or who has family and friends and who they themselves are gonna be watching this film and theres a pressure to do them justice and to portray them honestly and authentically."

And although playing real people must be hard, for Michael pena its what he does best.

Michael Pena - "I always base it off somebody because when you do their voice and you do their mannerisms for some reason you get to think like that person.

Turns out, every character Michael plays is based on someone real.

Micahel Pena - "Yea thats what I do, so it wasn't any harder but it was the content and holding down and keeping it pretty subtle, that was pretty tough."

Sounds pretty real to me.

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