By Jack Rico
If you are a US Latino/a who doesn’t know who Dolores Huerta is, it’s time you wake the f*ck up. Dolores 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.
Distributed by PBS, with producers Benjamin Bratt and Grammy Award-winning musician Carlos Santana, this documentary delivers intimate and unprecedented access, revealing the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. The film is directed by Peter Bratt (LA MISSION) and stars Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem, Angela Davis, Luis Valdez and more
DOLORES will be in theaters September 1. It will open theatrically on the Friday of Labor Day weekend (September 1, 2017) in New York City exclusively at IFC Center, and then expand to other markets nationwide.