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Dolores

Peter Bratt / United States / 2017 / 98 ' / English - Spanish / S.T. English

Credits

Jessica Congdon
Peter Bratt & Jessica Congdon
Jesse Dana
Bob Edwards
Mark Kilian
Peter Bratt & Brian Benson
Executive Producers: Carlos Santana, Regina K. Scully, Janet MacGillivray Wallace
Music Supervisor: Brooke Wentz

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection, US Documentary Competition, Sundance Film Festival 2017
Winner, Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature, San Francisco Intl. Film Festival
Official Selection, Hotdocs
Winner, Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature, Montclair Film Festival
Official Selection, AFI Docs
Winner, Audience Award, Denver Women and Film festival
Winner, Golden Space Needle Award, Best Documentary Feature, Seattle International Film festival
Winner, Audience Award, Best feature Film, Houston Latino Film Festival
Official Selection, DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection, Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Official Selection, Telluride Mountainfilm

Upcoming Screenings

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Sí, se puede! Audiences will be yelling this famous chant, coined by labour & civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, after watching this riveting biography.

Synopsis

History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers' union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were, and still are, largely overlooked. Even as she empowered a generation of immigrants to stand up for their rights, her own relentless work ethic was constantly under attack. False accusations from foes and friends alike, of child neglect and immoral behavior from a woman who married three times and raised 11 children, pushed Dolores out of the very union she helped create. Still, she remains as steadfast in her fight as ever at the age of 87.

Peter Bratt's provocative and energizing documentary challenges this incomplete, one-sided history and reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to the fight for justice. Interweaving archival footage with interviews from Dolores and her contemporaries, the film sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history.

 

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