DOLORES

Di­rected by Peter Bratt

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The sup­pres­sion of fe­male sto­ries in his­tory is ram­pant – of­ten to the detri­ment of the greater so­ci­ety – but more im­por­tantly to the peo­ple who need hero­ines that re­flect who they are, as shown re­cently by the Os­car-nom­i­nated film Hid­den Fig­ures. Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Work­ers of Amer­ica, has been vir­tu­ally erased from the his­tory books, un­like well-known Ce­sar Chavez, the front­man of the mi­grant work­ers’ move­ment. In Peter Bratt’s doc­u­men­tary Dolores, Huerta fi­nally gets her heroic nar­ra­tive on the big screen. It’s a mix of his­tor­i­cal footage and in­ter­views with fam­ily and other ac­tivists of the day, and is an hon­est por­trayal of the life and po­lit­i­cal pas­sion of a long-for­got­ten woman. She is one of the rea­sons I still don’t buy seed­less grapes! Her story adds an­other notch to the re­flec­tion that we all need: a fe­male cam­paigner step­ping above the para­pet for in­di­vid­ual rights, for all our rights. #LEZZGO In cin­e­mas 1 Septem­ber

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