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Directed by Peter Bratt
US, Documentary, 2017, 95 mins., in English and Spanish with English subtitles

Reservation Form Below  *this screening if FULL. Reservations and wait list are closed.

Director in attendance!

Date: Friday, September 29
Start time: 11:30am (groups can arrive no earlier than 11am)
End time: approx. 1:30pm (includes 95 min film and 20 min director Q&A)
Location: 1219 SW Park Ave. at the Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum

Themes & Subjects: Activism, American Studies, Biography, Racial Justice, Labor Justice, Struggle and Perseverance, Feminism, Immigrant Rights, Women’s Rights

Synopsis: 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. At the age of 87, she continues the fight to this day. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to 11, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

Resources for teachers:

Official film website and press notes with extended synopsis, bio, and director’s statement.
NPR radio interview about the movie with Dolores Huerta.
Dolores Huerta profile on Makers, a storytelling platform for and about trailblazing women.
Current United Farm Workers website.
PBS NewsHour Labor Day Lesson Plan: Unions Today



Reservations are required. They are first-come first-serve. Making the request does not guarantee your class a spot. Northwest Film Center Education Staff will contact you within five business days of submitting your reservation in order to confirm whether or not space is available. To update or cancel your reservation request, please email Mia Ferm, Education Programs Manager at


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