Dolores

Nominee
Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
As a girl, she says, she had wanted to be a dancer. In some way you can see that in her work: She has made activism an art form.

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Dolores

Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country's first farm worker's union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave. As she wrestles with raising 11 children, three marriages, and is nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco tactical police squad, Dolores emerges with a vision that connects her new found feminism with racial and class justice.
Genre
Documentary, Bio-pic, History, Politics & World Affairs, Women and Film
Runtime
95
Language
English
Cast
Dolores Huerta
Awards:
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival

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