Still from Dolores
Coachella, CA: 1969. United Farm Workers Coachella March, Spring 1969. UFW leader, Dolores Huerta, organizing marchers on 2nd day of March Coachella. © 1976 George Ballis/Take Stock / The Image Works


by Peter Bratt
Sí, se puede! Audiences will be yelling this famous chant, coined by labour & civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, after watching this riveting biography.
2017  ·  1h38m  ·  United States
English, Spanish
English subs
About the Film

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.

Upcoming Screenings

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Festivals and Awards
US Documentary Competition, Sundance Film Festival, Official Selection
San Francisco Intl. Film Festival, Winner, Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature
Hotdocs, Official Selection
Montclair Film Festival, Winner, Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature
AFI Docs, Official Selection
Denver Women and Film Festival, Winner, Audience Award
Seattle International Film Festival, Winner, Golden Space Needle Award, Best Documentary Feature
Houston Latino Film Festival, Winner, Audience Award, Best Feature Film
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Official Selection
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Official Selection
Telluride Mountainfilm, Official Selection
In the Press
San Francisco Chronicle
Jessica Congdon
Jesse Dana
Peter Bratt and Brian Benson
Sound Editor
Bob Edwards
Soundtrack Composer
Mark Kilian
Peter Bratt and Jessica Congdon
Executive Producers
Carlos Santana, Regina K. Scully and Janet MacGillivray Wallace
Music Supervisor
Brooke Wentz
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