SAN DIEGO -- There is excitement in the Latino community, especially among Mexican-Americans in the Southwest. One of their most beloved iconic figures is at last headed to the silver screen.
More than 20 years after his death, Cesar Chavez has finally been discovered by Hollywood. It shouldn't have taken this long, in an industry populated by liberals that operates in a city -- Los Angeles -- whose population is now nearly 50 percent Latino. But there is a difference between not buying lettuce to support farm workers in the 1970s and being willing to put up the money to fund a film on the assumption that people will go see it.