WIFF | FILMS

DOLORES

Review

Director:

 Peter Bratt

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

USA

Rated:

14A

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

95 Minutes

Description:

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. Cesar Chavez remains the icon of U.S. agricultural labor rights, but Delores merits an equal place of reverence.

Energetic, engaging Dolores argues that only basic sexism has denied her that rightful status. 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.

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