Dolores / Dolores

A film by Peter Bratt

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)



USA, Biography/Historical Documentary, 2017
98 min, Color/Black & White
English, Spanish with English subtitles

In the copious volumes written about Cesar Chavez and how he formed the first farm workers’ union in America, there’s little mention of Dolores Huerta, although she was his equal partner and co-founder of the union. DOLORES sheds light on this enigmatic, intensely private woman who is among the most important yet little-known activists in American history. With unprecedented access to both Dolores and her children, the film reveals the raw, personal stories behind the public figure. It portrays a woman both heroic and flawed, working tirelessly for social change even as her eleven children longed to have her at home.

Austin Premiere

About the director

Peter BrattPeter Bratt is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker whose first feature FOLLOW ME HOME premiered in competition at Sundance in 1996. For his work on LA MISSION (2009), Peter received the prestigious Norman Lear Writer’s Award amongst other accolades. Peter is a San Francisco Film Commissioner and a long-time consultant for the Friendship House Association of American Indians, a local non-profit serving the Bay Area’s Native population.



Executive Producer: Carlos Santana, Regina K. Scully, Janet MacGillivray Wallace
Producer: Peter Bratt, Brian Benson
Production Companies: The Dolores Huerta Film Project, LLC
Screenwriter: Peter Bratt, Jessica Congdon
Cinematographer: Jesse Dana
Editor: Jessica Congdon
Sound Design: Bob Edwards
Music: Mark Kilian
Cast: Dolores Huerta, Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, Luis Valdez