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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.
  • Chicago Reader
    Lively and informative
  • The New York Times
    Dolores, a documentary, extols Dolores Huerta's lifelong, and seemingly unlimited, fighting spirit in the service of workers’ rights.
  • Common Sense Media
    This effective, lively documentary comes across as heartfelt, even a labor of love.
  • San Francisco Chronicle
    Lively and well-paced with an impressive list of interviewees from Hillary Clinton to Huerta herself.

Festival Participation

  • Sundance - 2017
  • San Francisco International Film Festival - 2017
    Audience Award- Best Documentary
  • HotDocs - 2017
  • Martha's Vineyard Film Festival - 2017
  • AFIDOCS - 2017
  • Athena Film Festival - 2017

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