Diego Luna Speaks Out About Immigration Policy in U.S.

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The 33-year-old actor recently took a stand for immigrants when he dedicated his Hispanic Heritage Award to undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Now, the actor-turned-director is turning his sights to the big screen to spread the word. 

He said that he feels the need to tell a story that the U.S. has long ignored, which is why he chose to direct a narrative of Chavez, who led the migrant farmworkers’ struggler in California.

“California is one of the strongest states with one of the solidest economies, but at the same time ignores the reality of its farmworkers,” Luna said. 

The upcoming film about the migrant worker's movement will star Michael Peña as Cesar Chavez, Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta, America Ferrera as Chavez's wife, Helen. 

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