Through the Lens: Dolores

Mar 6, 2018

Dolores Huerta co-founded the first farmers workers union alongside Cesar Chavez. But she's not as well known as Chavez, and the director Peter Bratt believes she left out of the history because she was a strong defiant woman. Bratt set out to change that.

Few people know the name Dolores Huerta, but she’s among the most important activists in American history. Huerta was an equal partner with Cesar Chavez in co-founding the first farm workers unions. Together they fought for racial and labor justice, a struggle she continues to this day, at age 87. Director Peter Bratt joins us to discuss his documentary film about Huerta’s lifelong battle for civil rights. It’s also about the personal sacrifices and unconventional choices of a complicated woman.

Peter Bratt directed, wrote, and produced the documentary film Dolores

  • Dolores will air Tuesday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m., Independent Lens on KUED Channel 7.
  • On Wednesday, March 14, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center will are screening it for free as part of our Through the Lens series on documentary film. It's at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Bratt and Dolores Huerta herself will be there for a Q&A after the screening. Seating is limited, so get there early. You can get more information, and invite your friends, through our Facebook event.