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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—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.


  • Washington Post
    “Dolores” is a fascinating corrective to 50-plus years of American history. It’s educational, to be sure, but also exhilarating, inspiring and deeply emotional.
    Lora Grady
  • Chicago Reader
    Lively and informative
    J.R. Jones
  • The New York Times
    Dolores, a documentary, extols Dolores Huerta's lifelong, and seemingly unlimited, fighting spirit in the service of workers’ rights.
    Ken Jaworowski
  • Common Sense Media
    This effective, lively documentary comes across as heartfelt, even a labor of love.
    Michael Ordona
  • San Francisco Chronicle
    Lively and well-paced with an impressive list of interviewees from Hillary Clinton to Huerta herself.
    Peter Hartlaub

Festival Participation

  • Cleveland International Film Festival - 2017
    Nominee Best Documentary Nesnady and Schwartz Documentary Competition
  • Nashville Film Festival - 2017
    Winner Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award
  • New Orleans Film Festival - 2017
    Winner Audience Award Documentary Feature
  • News & Documentary Emmy Awards - 2019
    Emmy Nominee Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary
  • Peabody Awards - 2019
    Winner Peabody Award
  • San Francisco International Film Festival - 2017
    Winner Audience Award - Best Documentary
  • Seattle International Film Festival - 2017
    Winner Golden Space Needle Award Best Documentary
  • Sundance Film Festival - 2017
    Nominee Grand Jury Prize Documentary
  • HotDocs - 2017
    Nominee Audience Award Best Documentary
  • Golden Trailer Awards - 2018
    Nominee Golden Trailer Best Documentary Poster
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - 2017
    Winner Audience Choice Award Best Feature Documentary
  • Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US - 2018
    Winner Cinema Eye Honors Award The Unforgettables
  • Montclair Film Festival (MFF) - 2017
    Winner Audience Award Documentary Feature
  • Martha's Vineyard Film Festival - 2017
  • AFIDOCS - 2017
  • Athena Film Festival - 2017

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