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Dolores

Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by co-founding the country's first farm worker's union. But what starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice soon becomes a fight for gender equality. As she wrestles with raising 11 children, three marriages, and a near-death beating by a police squad, Dolores emerges with a vision that connects her new found feminism with racial and class justice.
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Washington Post by

Dolores is a fascinating corrective to 50-plus years of American history. It’s educational, to be sure, but also exhilarating, inspiring and deeply emotional.
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TheWrap by Claudia Puig

Huerta comes across as warm, wise and indefatigable in Bratt’s provocative and inspirational film, but he doesn’t engage in hagiography.
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Variety by Dennis Harvey

Dolores crams a great deal of information, themes, and diverse archival materials into a sharp, cogent whole.
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The Hollywood Reporter by Duane Byrge

Bratt certainly illuminates the uncertainty of her quest: the early dawns of heading out to rally strangers and the turmoil of a life fighting against superior, institutional forces.
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RogerEbert.com by Matt Zoller Seitz

Huerta is such a commanding figure, and the array of historical footage marshalled on behalf of her story is so impressive, that the film makes a strong impression.
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Slant Magazine by Peter Goldberg

Peter Bratt's documentary sharply trumpets Dolores Huerta's life and centrality in the turbulent history of social justice since the '60s.