A New Film Sheds Light On Dolores Huerta’s Significant Untold Contribution From Creating ‘Si Se Puede’ Message to Organizing
One of the nation’s most important of activists, a feminist, a mother to eleven (ay Dios mio what a super woman) and co-founder of the first farm workers union along with Cesar Chavez. The undeniable Dolores Huerta is still going strong at 88 years old and is the focus of a new engaging documentary film appropriated titled ‘Dolores‘.
The multiple film festival award-winning documentary, ‘Dolores’ is said to share her trials and tribulations as a committed social activist though the decades. Who is behind ‘Dolores’? Another legend. Carlos Santana as Executive Producer partnered with Director, Peter Bratt (La Mission) the brother of actor Benjamin Bratt. The film is a refreshing perspective of Dolores’s journey – the things mainstream media doesn’t share about being a woman activist. In addition, the personal things you would not have known about Dolores like her love for jazz and her dreams to have become a dancer.
In 1962, both Mexican-Americans, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA)/United Farm Workers Association – Dolores was a union organizer. Through both Chavez and Huerta’s community, grass-roots efforts – face to face with farm workers – they were able to grow the organization to 1200 members in the organization’s early days.
Thanks to feminist ‘woke’ men like Carlos Santana and Peter Bratt for realizing that Dolores Huerta’s story needed to be told, they compelled Dolores to take part in a documentary… to tell her story. Dolores’s story is one that needs to go into U.S. history books.
Today, Dolores Huerta is a vocal feminist activist and a foundation exists in her name, the Dolores Huerta Foundation which is a direct action organization and provides hands-on training for community organizing, leadership development, and policy advocacy.
‘Dolores’ the documentary was released in 2018 and is everything a feminist film should be. The film does much justice on its own as it preserves Dolores Huerta’s legacy because people have knowingly tried to erase her U.S. civil rights contributions in the past.