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Dolores Huerta and some of her kids, in a home movie seen in
Lists

May 09, 2019

Motherhood: The Universal Story, in Films

Sharon Knolle in Lists


Motherhood is universal – none of us would be here without our moms. For some, that relationship is loving and supportive; for others, it's fraught with complications. Especially if Mom…...

Awards

April 16, 2019

Independent Lens Wins Two 2018 Peabody Awards

Craig Phillips in Announcements

Independent Lens is proud to announce that two of the series' films —Dolores and The Judge — have won 2018 Peabody Awards in the Documentary category. The oldest and most prestigious award for…...

Dolores Huerta, with Cesar Chavez, in public speech from the 60s, in a film strip image
Beyond the Films

March 21, 2018

Screenwriter Josefina López on how Dolores Huerta is the Mother of Inspiration

Independent Lens in Beyond the Films

by Josefina López The award-winning screenwriter (Real Women Have Curves), playwright, and activist López writes her own personal perspective on her connection to and parallels with Dolores Huerta's story. I…...

Dolores Huerta, black and white photo, from
Interviews

March 13, 2018

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

Craig Phillips in Interviews

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…...

Dolores Huerta at a press conference, as seen in the movie Dolores
Independent Film

March 07, 2018

From Jane to Dolores, Agnès to Elsa, Documentaries on Unheralded Women Who Made History

Sharon Knolle in Independent Film

In celebration of Women's History Month (every March), we focus on great recent documentaries about great women, all who forged their own path in times and places where that wasn't expected…...

The cast of Served Like a Girl, posing for the Ms Veteran America pageant
Announcements

January 19, 2018

Independent Lens Announces Spring 2018 Slate of Award-Winning Films

Independent Lens in Announcements

Independent Lens, which recently won the 2017 IDA Documentary Award for Best Curated Series from the International Documentary Association, now officially announces our March-May 2018 lineup on PBS. Dolores, Peter…...

from the Independent Lens 2017-2018 season launch trailer
Announcements

October 31, 2017

Independent Lens 2017-2018 Season Launches With Award-Winning Slate

Independent Lens in Announcements

Independent Lens' new season is here and so take a peek at the unforgettable, award-winning films that make up the first half of the 2017-2018 slate. We open on Monday, November 6 with Chasing…...