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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

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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…...

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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…...

Interviews

March 23, 2017

Ovarian Psycos Filmmakers Follow the Ovas Bike Brigade in East L.A.

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Ovarian Psycos brought together filmmakers Joanna Sokolowski, who co-produced the Emmy® Award-winning HBO documentary Very Semi-Serious (2015), about New Yorker cartoonists, and Kate Trumbull-LaValle, an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker who first began…...

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Behind the Films

February 14, 2014

Filmmaker Cristina Ibarra Explores Unique Debutante Ball in Las Marthas

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Cristina Ibarra's critically-acclaimed documentary The Last Conquistador had a national broadcast on PBS’s P.O.V., and now she's returning to PBS with Las Marthas, which premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 17…...