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MOVIE Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

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Cesar Chavez Cultural Center

1015 North Main Street

San Luis, Arizona 85349

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Language: English with Spanish Subtitles

Rating: NR all audiences

Synopsis: In Adios Amor; The Search for Maria Moreno, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot—Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, Maria picked up the only weapon she had—her voice—and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. The first farm worker woman in the U.S. to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced and her legacy buried—until now.

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En Adios Amor, el descubrimiento de fotografías perdidas desencadena la búsqueda de una heroína olvidada por la historia: María Moreno, una madre migrante que se vio obligada a luchar para poder alimentar a sus 12 hijos. Años antes de que César Chávez y Dolores Huerta lanzaran la unión de campesinos UFW, María Moreno sobresalió en una época en que las mujeres quedaban relegadas a un segundo plano. Armada con solo su voz y su gran liderazgo, María Moreno se transformó en la primer mujer campesina en Estados Unidos en ser contratada como organizadora sindical. Este documental recupera la historia perdida y el legado oculto de una mujer que jamás se rindió en su lucha por la justicia

Cast: (in order of appearance). George Ballis, Henry Anderson, Ernest Lowe, Stuart Kohler, Samuel Rodriguez, Martha Moreno Dominguez, Lilly DeLaTorre, Abel Moreno, Ronald B. Taylor, Fred Glass, Olivia “Libby” Portugal, Arlene Barcelona.

Director: Laurie Coyle

Poster Photo © George Ballis/Take Stock Images of Change.

Adios Amor developed in association with the Chicana/Latina Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships, professional development and leadership training for young Latinas/ Chicanas while emphasizing empowerment through personal storytelling.

Adios Amor made possible in part with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Latino Public Broadcasting, California Humanities, the Creative Work Fund, LaFetra Foundation, and San Francisco Arts Commission.

Cast: George Ballis, Henry Anderson, Ernest Lowe, Stuart Kohler, Samuel Rodriguez, Martha Moreno Dominguez, Lilly DeLaTorre, Abel Moreno, Ronald B. Taylor, Fred Glass, Olivia “Libby” Portugal, Arlene Barcelona.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Film director Laurie Coyle and members of Maria Moreno's family.

Film director Laurie Coyle

Photography: Courtesy of Najib Joe Hakim

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