PBS Distribution to Release Documentary on Activist Dolores Huerta on March 27

PBS Distribution has announced the upcoming release of Dolores (DVD: $24.99, Blu-ray: $29.99), slated for March 27. One of the most important yet least known activists of our time, 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 continues the fight to this day, at age 87. With unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of 11, the film chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, CA, to her early years with the United Farm Workers, her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965, and her role in the feminist movement of the ‘70s, as well as her ongoing fearless activism. Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Hillary Clinton, and Angela Davis, Dolores serves up an intimate and inspiring portrait of this passionate champion of the oppressed, an indomitable woman willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change.