Dolores
March 27, 9 PM
Streaming March 28

Dolores

  • BY Peter Bratt | IN Social Justice
    Premiered March 27, 2018

About the Film

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. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century — and she continues the 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, from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965 to her role in the feminist movement of the '70s, to her continued work as a fearless activist. MORE

Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Angela Davis, her children and more, Dolores is an intimate and inspiring portrait of a passionate champion of the oppressed and an indomitable woman willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change.


The Filmmaker

Peter Bratt is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker whose first feature Follow Me Home, premiered in competition at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, and won the Best Feature Film Audience Award that same year at the San Francisco International Film Festival. In 2009, he and his brother Benjamin produced La Mission, a feature film shot on location in their hometown of San Francisco. The film, which Peter wrote and directed, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was the opening night film at the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival, the 2009 New York International Latino Film Festival and the 2009 Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles. For his work on La Mission, Bratt received the prestigious Norman Lear Writer’s Award and was one of 10 American independent filmmakers selected by Sundance and the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities to launch Sundance Film Forward, a program that uses film and conversation to excite and introduce a new generation to the power of story. Bratt is a San Francisco Film Commissioner and a longtime consultant for the Friendship House Association of American Indians, a local non-profit serving the Bay Area’s Native population. LESS

Film Credits

A Carlos Santana Production

in association with 5 Stick Films

Written, Produced and Directed by
PETER BRATT

Produced by
BRIAN BENSON

Executive Producers
CARLOS SANTANA
REGINA K. SCULLY
JANET McGILLIVRAY WALLACE

Director of Photography
JESSE DANA

Co-Written and Edited by
JESSICA CONGDON

Associate Producer
ANGELICA SANTANA

Co-Producer
ALPITA PATEL

Consulting Producer
BENJAMIN BRATT

Sound Design
BOB EDWARDS

Music Supervisor
BROOKE WENTZ

Music by
MARK KILIAN

Archival Producer
JENNIFER PETRUCELLI

Executive Producers
TOM STEYER & KAT TAYLOR

Production Manager
JESUS PEÑA

Associate Producer
LORA O'CONNOR

Camera Operators
MICHAEL EPPLE
JOE LINDSAY
JOHN RADZIK

Additional Camera Operator
MARIA ELENA CHAVEZ

Assistant Camera
JEREMY WONG
A.J. MARSON
SATSUKI MURASHIGE

Gaffers
DAN JUENEMANN
CHRIS GALDES
DREW NELSON

Production Sound Mixer
LAURETTA MOLITOR

Additional Sound Mixers
PHILIP PERKINS
FRED RUNNER
LOUIS BLOCK

Key Makeup
LISA ZOMER
KATE RICHARDS
MIKAL SKY

Assistant Editor/Post Production Supervisor
BEN ZWEIG

Archivist
RACHEL ANTELL

Additional Archival Research
GRACE RASO
JENNIFER HUANG

Post-Production Sound Services by Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm Ltd. Company, Marin County, CA

Assistant Re-Recording Mixer
TONY SERENO

Sound Effects Editor
DMITRI MAKAROV

Additional Orchestration
MAXWELL KARMAZYN

Strings Performed by
THE BUDAPEST FILM ORCHESTRA

Conducted by
CSABA LŐKÖS
KINGA LŐKÖS

Studio
TOMTOM STUDIO, Budapest

Sound Engineer
TAMÁS KURINA

Title Design
IDLE HANDS STUDIO

Post Facility
CRIMINAL

Colorist
CHRIS MARTIN

Translator
HECTOR SALGADO

Interview Transcription
VERBALINK

Legal Services
LAW OFFICES OF GEORGE M. RUSH

Production Accountant
NEVILLE GIBSON

Sales Representative
ANNIE RONEY

Insurance
HAMMOND MARTIN WALSH & SMITH
SANTANA TESORO, LLC

President/COO
MICHAEL VRIONIS

Director of Marketing
ADAM FELLS

Publicity
MICHAEL JENSEN

Creative Consultant
RICHARD MOVES CAMP

Grip/Electric Equipment Provided By
LITTLE GIANT LIGHTING & GRIP CO.

Archival Materials Courtesy of
ABCNEWS VideoSource
Academy Film Archive
Victor Aleman
Anadolu Agency
AP Archive
AP Photo
Archive Films
Archive Photos
Arizona Capitol Television
Arizona Daily Star
The Richard Avedon Foundation
David Bacon
George Ballis
Banning Library District
John T. Barr
Mario Barrera
Don Bartletti
Bay Area TV Archive
BBC Editorial
Bettmann
Clemens Bilan
Jeffrey Blankfort
Dave Buresh
C-Span
California History Center Foundation, De Anza College
California State Archives
J. Pat Carter
CBS News Archives
Center for Sacramento History, Ethnic Survey Collection and KCRA TV Film Collection
David Chamberlain
LeRoy Chatfield
Carlos Chavez
Cesar Chavez Foundation
Children's Defense Fund
CNN
Corbis Historical
CriticalPast
Gene Daniels
Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Democracy Now Productions, Inc.
Denver Post
The Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
Dolores Huerta Foundation
Bill Eppridge
Moctesuma Esparza
Fania Records
Esteban Felix
Marshelle Fernandez
Gayanne Fetinghoff
Susanna Frohman
Paul Fusco
Fusion Media Network, LLC
Getty Images
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives
Jose Gonzalez
Frank Greer
Ilka Hartmann
The Harvey Richards Media Archive
Historic Films
Elena Silva Holmgren
Hulton Archive
Michael Hyatt
The Image Works
Nick Jones
Taylor Jones
Jump Off TV
Melanie King
Kinolibrary
John Kouns
KCETLink
KCTS Television
KPIX-TV
KQED
Jill Krementz
KRON-TV
LA Times
Jason Laure
Frank Lennon
Jon Lewis
Library of Congress
The LIFE Picture Collection
Dorothy Littlejohn
Lonely Planet Images
Ernest Lowe
Diane Lyons
Magnum Photos
El Malcriado Staff
Michael Maloney
Court Mast
Isaías Mata
Harold P. Matosian
Mary Mecartney
Guy Moberly
Ms. Magazine
Marilyn Mulford
Cathy Murphy
Thomas Myrdahl
National Archives & Records Administration
NBCUniversal Archives
Historical Film Collection, New Mexico State Records Center & Archives
Oddball Films
Fernando J. Orozco and Dr. Gabriel Buelna Ph.D.
OWN
Pacifica Radio Archives
Palm Beach Post
Glen Pearcy
Pictorial Parade
C.C. Pierce Collection of Photographs, Huntington Library
Mimi Plumb
Polaris
Pond5
Producers Library
René Rentería Photography
Fred Ross, Jr.
San Francisco Chronicle
Cris Sanchez
Arthur Schatz
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Stefan Sharff
SPARC Archives
Gloria Steinem Papers and YWCA Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College
Leonard Nadel Bracero Photographs, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Southerners on New Ground
Bob Fitch Photography Archive and Fred Ross Papers, Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries
State Archives of Florida
Jerry Stoll
Take Stock
Ted Streshinsky Photographic Archive
Carlo Terlizzi
Texas Freedom Network
Jesús Salvador Treviño
Toronto Star
2mun-dos Communications
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
The Edward R. Roybal Papers and Devra Weber, La Raza Newspaper & Magazine Records, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
The United Farm Workers of America
James Earl Wood Photograph Collection, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Voces Oral History Project, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism
Robert Valadez
Paolo Vescia
Jenny Warburg
Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
Wazee Digital
John G. White
The White House
Brad S. Zerivitz
ZUMA

"Liberación" detail of Pan Am Hillside Mural, Austin, Texas by Raúl Valdez

Additional Material Provided by
Fox News
The Fresno Bee
'Historical Mural'/Toltecas en Aztlán, Salvador Barajas, Guillermo Aranda,
Arturo Román, Victor Ochoa, José Cervantes, Guillermo Rosette,
Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, Daniel de Los Reyes and Mecha-UC Irvine
iHeartMedia, Inc.
KTVK-3TV
Los Angeles Times
The Nation
The New York Times
Time Magazine
UPI/George Nikitin
The Washington Star

Songs
"Autumn Leaves"
Written by Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, John Mercer
Performed by Cannonball Adderley and Miles Davis
Courtesy of Blue Note Records under license
from Universal Music Enterprises

"Woman You Must be Crazy"
Written by Aaron Walker
Performed by T-Bone Walker and Dizzy Gillespie
Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises

"De Colores"
Traditional, Performed by Gina Chavez, Las Cafeteras, Johanna Chase
Courtesy of Gina Chavez

"Niños Campesinos"
Written by Luis Valdez
Performed by El Teatro Campesino
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways

"This Land Is Your Land"
Written by Woody Guthrie
Performed by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Licensed from Daptone Records

"Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud"
Written by Alfred James Ellis, James Brown
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Republic Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

"Oye Como Va"
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Santana
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

"Bang Bang"
Written by Joe Cuba, Jaime Sabater
Performed by Joe Cuba
Courtesy of Fania Records

"Spill the Wine"
Written by Thomas Sylvester Allen, Harold Brown, Morris Dickerson, LeRoy L. Jordan, Charles W. Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
Produced and Recorded by Greg Landau
Performed by Camilo and Los Robot Ninjas Courtesy of Greg Landau

"Soul Sacrifice"
Written by Gregg Rolie, David Brown, Carlos Santana, Marcis L. Lee Malone
Performed by Santana
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

"Manteca"
Written by John Gillespie, Luciano Pozo Gonzales, Gilbert Fuller
Performed by Dizzy Gillespie

"Suavemente"
Written & Performed by Elvis Crespo
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

"War/No More Trouble"
Written by Allen Cole, Carleton Barrett, Bob Marley
Performed by Sinéad O'Connor
Sinéad O'Connor appears courtesy of herself and That's Why There's Chocolate and Vanilla Records
Courtesy of MonsterWorks Management

Fiscal Sponsor
San Francisco Film Society

Funding Provided by
Tides Foundation
Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach and William Lerach
Leslie Decker
Byron Georgiou and Dr. Therese Collins
Mamma Chia
Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust
And others. A complete list available from PBS.

Dolores is a Carlos Santana Production, in association with 5 Stick Films.

This program was produced by THE DOLORES HUERTA FILM PROJECT, LLC which is solely responsible for its content.

©2017 THE DOLORES HUERTA FILM PROJECT, LLC. All rights reserved.

How much did you know of Dolores Huerta going into this film? After seeing Dolores where do you think she fits in with other icons of the American civil rights movements? Do you remember the Grape Boycott that she organized or other important moments in labor activism?

AWARDS

  • 2017 Critics Choice Documentary Award
    Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary
  • 2017 Critics Choice Documentary Award
    Best Political Documentary (Nominated)
  • San Francisco International Film Festival Audience Award
    Best Documentary Feature
  • Cinema Eye Honors Awards
    The Unforgettables
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How much did you know of Dolores Huerta going into this film? After seeing Dolores where do you think she fits in with other icons of the American civil rights movements? Do you remember the Grape Boycott that she organized or other important moments in labor activism?