Hanna Institute is thrilled to bring you the best in networking opportunities, speaking engagements and community resources.
As part of a monthly film series, Hanna Institute will host the documentary DOLORES – an award winning film about Dolores Huerta, one of the most important, yet least known civil rights activists of our time. This FREE movie screening is the official kick off event for a larger community celebration planned for September – when Dolores Huerta will be at Hanna to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month.
The film will be in English with Spanish subtitles.
5:45 – Doors Open
6:00 – Movie Screening
To RSVP for this FREE screening please click here:
About the Film
Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century — and she continues the fight to this day, in her late 80s. With unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of 11, Peter Bratt’s film Dolores chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California to her early years with the United Farm Workers, from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965 to her role in the feminist movement of the ’70s, to her continued work as a fearless activist.
Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Angela Davis, her children and more, Dolores is an intimate and inspiring portrait of a passionate champion of the oppressed and an indomitable woman willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change.
**Official Selection—US Documentary Competition—Sundance Film Festival 2017**
**WINNER—Audience Award, Best Doc—San Francisco Intl. Film Festival**
**WINNER—Audience Award, Best Doc—Montclair Film Festival**
**WINNER—Best Doc—Seattle International Film Festival**
**Official Selection—AFI Docs**