“Bratt’s fast-paced chronology charts Huerta’s rapid rise to positions then unprecedented for a Latina.”
Dolores sheds light on an enigmatic, intensely private woman who is among the most important activists in American history. With unprecedented access to both Dolores Huerta and her children, the film reveals the raw, personal stories behind the public figure.
The film follows Dolores’s fascinating trajectory, from fearless young woman confronting teamsters on violent picket lines to activist grandmother nearly beaten to death by San Francisco police. Overshadowed by the legacy of Cesar Chavez after his death, Dolores learns the painful truth — that her gender is the greatest obstacle of all. This realization sets the course for a lifetime pursuit of equality for all. Features interviews with Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, and Luis Valdez.