History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Peter Bratt’s provocative and energizing documentary challenges an incomplete history. Through beautifully woven archival footage and interviews from contemporaries such as Angela Davis, Hillary Clinton and Gloria Steinem, the film sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history.
Screening will be followed by a concert by Chicano Batman.
Run Time: 95 min
Directed by: Peter Bratt
Representatives from Kansas Public Radio, the KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Centro Hispano will be on hand to provide additional resources about additional programs and events.