Dolores Rebel, activist, feminist, mother

DVD - 2018

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, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century--and she continues to fight to this day, at 87.

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[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS [2018]
Corporate Author
5 Stick Films Inc
Corporate Author
5 Stick Films Inc (production company)
Other Authors
Peter Bratt, 1962- (screenwriter), Jessica Congdon, 1972- (film producer), Brian (Producer) Benson (composer), Mark Kilian
Item Description
Program content: ©2017.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 96 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Rating: Not rated; TV-PG.
San Francisco International Film Festival, Audience Award, Best Documentary; Sundance Film Festival 2017, official selection; Seattle International Film Festival, Golden Space Needle Award, Best Documentary
Production Credits
Music, Mark Kilian ; director of photography, Jesse Dana ; editor, Jessica Congdon.
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Review by Library Journal Review

Dolores Huerta, who cofounded the first farm worker labor unions with Cesar Chavez, originated the iconic phrase, "Si, se puede" ("yes, it is possible, or, roughly, "yes, we can"). Alive as of this writing, the ageless activist and feminist (b. 1930) deserves some shine, which this documentary, capably steered by writer, producer, and director Bratt, amply provides. Vivid period footage shows Huerta in action during the 1960s and onward, including her being with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy moments prior to his assassination. Huerta survived her own encounter with violence in 1988, when, as captured in video, she was badly beaten by police at a protest against then--presidential candidate George H.W. Bush. VERDICT Huerta's life serves as an eloquent answer to those with less drive and dedication. Yes, she did, and why can't we?-Kelly Sinclair, Temple P.L., TX © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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