Dolores

Activist icon Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice

2017 | Running Time: 95 minutes | Rating: NR

A portrait of Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the country’s first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez. Huerta began community organizing in the 1950s and evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. With unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of 11, the film chronicles Huerta’s life, from her childhood in Stockton, California to her early years with the United Farm Workers to the headline-making grape boycott of 1965 to her role in the women’s movement in the 1970s to her continued work as a fearless activist today, in her late 80s. The film spotlights how farm workers founded the idea of environmental justice and how sexism played into the marginalization of Huerta’s legacy. DOLORES premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Peter Bratt, Director

Peter Bratt is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker whose features include FOLLOW ME HOME (1996) and LA MISSION (2009). Bratt is also a San Francisco Film Commissioner and a long time consultant for the Friendship House Association of American Indians, a local non-profit serving the Bay Area’s Native population.

Sundance Film Festival 2017: Grand Jury Prize – Documentary (nomination)
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017: Best Documentary (nomination)
Montclair Film Festival 2017: Documentary Feature
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2018: Cinema Eye Honors Award The Unforgettables
Critics Choice Documentary Awards 2017: Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2017: Best Feature Documentary
Nashville Film Festival 2017: Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award
San Francisco International Film Festival 2017: Best Documentary Feature
Seattle International Film Festival 2017: Best Documentary
Cleveland International Film Festival 2017: Best Documentary (nomination)
Critics Choice Awards 2017: Best Political Documentary (nomination)
Guild of Music Supervisors Awards 2018: Best Music Supervision for a Documentary (nomination)

“Dolores is a fascinating corrective to 50-plus years of American history. It’s educational, to be sure, but also exhilarating, inspiring and deeply emotional.”

The Washington Post

Tags: Documentary, Short, History, Gun Violence, Grief, Trauma/Healing, Religion, Politics