Friday, August 25, 2017
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 AM
The Watsonville Film Festival is extremely proud to host a regional premiere of the documentary film DOLORES and host a Q&A with legendary organizer & activitst DOLORES HUERTA, who will be in attendance.
The film, directed by Peter Bratt, follows Dolores Huerta, one of the most important activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with César Chávez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chávez, and later become one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87.
Don't miss this very Special Event at the Springfield Grange in Watsonville, a community space that resembles the organizing halls of the '60s, taking us back to the roots of the UFW.
Dolores premiered at Sundance Film Festival, has received rave reviews, and will be released in movie theaters accross the US in September. This is a one-night only, regional premiere of the documentary.
You also have the option to purchase "Farmworker Tickets." These gifted, sponsorship tickets will ensure that local campesinos and low-income youth can attend the event.