New documentary film looks at the life of farmworker union leader Dolores Huerta

COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta at a march in Coachella, California in 1969. Photo by George Ballis , © 1976 Take Stock – The Image Works

Dolores, a documentary about celebrated United Farm Workers union leader Dolores Huerta, is coming to Portland and Eugene, Oregon.

Huerta was co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the organization that later became the United Farm Workers. She helped lead the historic boycott of California grapes, and it was she who coined the phrase “Sí se puede” (“Yes we can”).

The documentary will screen Sept. 29-30 at the Northwest Film Center in Portland. Director Peter Bratt will attend several showings and answer audience questions afterward. [For tickets and showtimes, visit]

It will also appear October 6-12 at the Broadway Metro theater in Eugene. [For details, visit]

And it will air on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) at 10 p.m. Feb. 26, 2018 — on the PBS series Independent Lens.

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