Saturday, January 27, 2:00 pm, Showplace

Dolores

Dolores

  • Peter Bratt
  • 98 minutes
  • 2017
  • USA
  • Saturday, January 27, 2:00 pm, Showplace

Sponsored by Community Counselling & Resource Centre; CUPE Local 3908; JOURNEY Magazine Ptbo; Older Women’s Network – Peterborough Chapter; Women’s Event Committee

2017 SF Film Festival, Audience Award Best Documentary Feature; 2017 Denver Women and Film Festival, Audience Award Best Documentary; 2017 Latino Film Festival, Audience Award Feature Film; 2017 Seattle International Film Festival, Golden Space Needle Award Best Documentary Feature; 2017 Monclair Film Festival, Audience Award Best Documentary Feature

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labour justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate access to this intensely private mother of eleven, the film reveals the personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.