American Rhetoric: Movie Speech

"Cesar Chavez" (2014)


"A Better Tomorrow"


People said that the growers were too powerful,

the police would be against us,

and the courts would beat us down.

And that sooner or later we would fall back into the poverty and despair of our forefathers.

But we didn't!

We didn't because -- because our common suffering and love for each other kept us together.

Five years we were on strike!

But it kept us sacrificing and fighting for a better tomorrow, a better tomorrow that we all dream about as we worked amongst these beautiful vines.

And when millions and millions of Americans stopped doing one thing,  eating grapes, we won the strike.

We won! We won!!

Si, se puede! (Yes, we can!)

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