Important Activist – Yet Largely Unknown
Independent Lens Presents “Dolores” on KTNW-TV
One of the most important, yet least known, activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez. Fighting for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century and she continues to fight to this day, in her late 80s. With unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of 11, Peter Bratt’s film “Dolores” chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California, to her early years with the United Farm Workers, to her work as a fearless activist. This film will be broadcast on KTNW-TV at 9 p.m. March 27 and available online March 28.