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 88.
Today’s recognition of the importance of women in leadership, as well as the challenges women still face in becoming leaders, sheds new light on Huerta’s path. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, Director Peter Bratt reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.
The Piedmont screening will feature a great taco truck outside the theater for 90 minutes before the screening. Come early to avoid a long line!
“exuberantly inspiring…makes you want to march and dance.” David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle
Among its many awards:
Best Documentary Feature: SF International Film Festival
Best Documentary: Seattle International Film Festival
Best Documentary: New Orleans Film Festival
OUR SCREENINGS ARE ALWAYS FREE !
Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Piedmont:
5:30 – 7 PM TACO Truck outside Ellen Driscoll (food for purchase) GET THERE EARLY TO AVOID A LINE!
6:30 PM: Doors Open; reception
7 – 9 PM: Screening
Sunday, June 9 in Oakland:
12:30 – 2:30 Screening
Food available for purchase