“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.” – Lora Grady, The Washington Post
It’s rare to find a documentary that enfolds you in the sweep of monumental historic events, presents a hero whose accomplishments shine a light for future generations, and does it with such good humor and rousing execution.
DOLORES, the extraordinary new doc about the legendary activist Dolores Huerta, does all these things. You will be on the edge of your seat as you hear about the sometimes bitter struggles of farm-workers to secure their basic human rights. Your heart will swell with admiration as the diminutive Huerta stands tall and delivers the truth to power even in the face of beatings and recrimination. And, if you’re smart, you’ll listen closely to the important lessons this extraordinary woman, now 87 years of age and still going strong, has to share.
The film, directed by Peter Bratt, features deeply perceptive interviews with Dolores Huerta and the people who know her best and archival footage, much of it newly discovered, that sheds a fascinating light on the subject of Huerta and her times.