Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century-and she continues the fight to this day, at age 88.
With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt’s film chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California to her early years with the United Farm Workers, from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965 to her role in the feminist movement of the 1970s, to her continued work as a fearless activist. Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Angela Davis, Dolores’ children and more, Dolores is an intimate and inspiring portrait of a passionate champion of the oppressed, and an indomitable woman willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change.
“exuberantly inspiring…makes you want to march and dance.” David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle
Among its many awards:
Best Documentary Feature: SF International Film Festival
Best Documentary: Seattle International Film Festival
Best Documentary: New Orleans Film Festival
The Piedmont screening will feature a taco truck outside the theater before the screening, beginning at 5:30pm. Come early to avoid a long line. Film starts at 7 pm. Also: