Dolores

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt’s Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

Peter Bratt Feels the Calling to Tell Dolores Huerta’s Story

Filmmaker Peter Bratt‘s first feature Follow Me Home, a San Francisco International Film Festival Audience Award winner, was produced with his brother Benjamin Bratt, which they followed with the heartfelt indie film La Mission, shot on location in their hometown of San Francisco,  “an honest attempt to portray the destructiveness of violence in the Latino community” (Hollywood Reporter). … READ MORE

Dolores – Young Dolores Huerta Takes on Sacramento – Clip

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film Dolores, we see how activist Dolores Huerta, when she was just starting out as a community organizer in her mid-20s in 1959, quickly made a name for herself as a lobbyist and fierce advocate for Latinos, immigration rights, and labor justice. Her dedication helped get key legislation passed … READ MORE

Dolores – Trailer

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt’s Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

Jose and Mr. Ramos: The Dreamer

A follow-up to East of Salinas, The Dreamer revisits Jose Ansaldo, a bright, optimistic kid about to graduate from middle school in Salinas, California, the nation’s “salad bowl.” His single mother is a farmworker who struggles to support Jose and his siblings. Jose does well in school and dreams of going to college to become … READ MORE

Dolores

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 … READ MORE

Maya Zinshtein Explores How Soccer and Racism Intersected in Israel

Israeli journalist-filmmaker Maya Zinshtein is in many ways the perfect person to make a film about the combustible story of Beitar Jerusalem FC, the Israeli soccer club which imploded when bringing in two foreign Muslim players led to boycotts and threats from the anti-Muslim, rabidly racist fan group La Familia. Zinshtein is herself an “outsider” … READ MORE

Ovarian Psycos – Recruiting for Sisterhood of Ovas – Clip

In this excerpt from Independent Lens documentary Ovarian Psycos, the nine core members of the East Los Angeles-based Ovas bicycling brigade meet to debate the best ways to bring in new members. This includes founding member Xela having to let go, to delegate and trust her team as they learn how to be confident recruiters.

Ovarian Psycos – Trailer

Ovarian Psycos is about a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade. Through the personal stories of the crew’s rabble-rousing founder, Xela de la X, activist, … READ MORE

Ovarian Psycos – East L.A. & Chicano Civil Rights – Clip

In this excerpt from Independent Lens documentary Ovarian Psycos, Andi Xoch, one of the members of the Ovas bike brigade, talks about growing up as the child of Mexican immigrants in East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights, where Mexican culture was everywhere. This was the birthplace of the Chicano civil rights movement, in which women … READ MORE

Ovarian Psycos – Returning to Childhood Home of Abuse – Clip

In this excerpt from Independent Lens documentary Ovarian Psycos, Xela de la X, founder of the Ovarian Psycos (a.k.a., Ovas) bicycling brigade, returns to her childhood home in Los Angeles, a place of many painful memories of abuse. Xela was the only girl in a home full of boys in what she points out was … READ MORE