In this undated file photo released by Pantelion Films shows Michael Pena as Cesar Chavez in a scene from "Cesar Chavez." (AP Photo/Pantelion Films, File)
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The title in Spanish of the new biopic movie about Cesar Chavez sums up just how little known the Mexican-American labor leader is in Mexico.That Chavez is barely known in Mexico shocks most Americans. That he was a U.S. civil rights hero with streets, schools, parks and a day in his honor surprises many Mexicans. Chavez wasn't a Mexican citizen.The movie, starring Mexican-American actor Michael Pena, portrays Chavez from his early organizing in the fields to his hunger strike, the grape boycott and eventual victory in getting growers to negotiate with farmworkers for better wages and working conditions.Mexican-Americans don't realize how much Mexico has changed.The film cost $15 million to make, but has made under $6 million so far since opening March 28 in the United States.
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