- Category: Interviews
- Created: Friday, 15 September 2017 07:36
- Published: Friday, 15 September 2017 09:56
- Written by Lupe Rodriguez Haas
Dolores Huerta along with Cesar Chavez fought to unionize farm workers, and she did it as a mother of 11. A new documentary, DOLORES, directed by Peter Bratt and produced by Carlos Santana, retells history from her point of view as a woman struggling against the biased norms that women should stay home with the children. CineMovie spoke to the iconic figure and DOLORES director Peter Bratt about the documentary and how it relates today in the age of Trump.
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 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.
DOLORES is playing in this theaters:
NYC / September 1, 2017 / IFC Center
LA / September 8, 2017 / Nuart Theatre