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Directed by Peter Bratt

United States 2017 95 mins.

The dynamic speaker Cesar Chavez first comes to mind when considering the decades of work of the United Farmworkers Union in labor and civil rights organizing. But from the beginning in the early 1960s, the movement’s co-founder, Dolores Huerta, was behind the scenes with organizing and negotiating skills that played an equal part in the movement’s success. Peter Bratt’s engaging film celebrates an activist unjustly overlooked in the history and sometimes unfairly castigated for her stinging political critiques and personal life. Capturing the 86-year-old Huerta as she reflects on the accomplishments and personal cost of her passionate career, Dolores offers fitting tribute to a life dedicated to social justice. “One of the great heroes of our time.”—San Francisco Chronicle.

A Voices in Action film.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.