Feminist union organizer Dolores Huerta worked side-by-side with Caesar Chavez during their decades-long fight for worker’s rights. Unfortunately, she’s been all but erased from most historic accounts of the effort. Writer/director Peter Bratt rights that wrong in this powerful documentary, featuring interviews with Dolores, her comrades in arms, and her children, who struggled with her absence during her activist career.
Date: Sunday, February 12, 6PM
Location: Diana Event Oval, LL100
Q&A session to follow with activists Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem and Juanita Chavez and filmmakers Peter Bratt, Brian Benson, Lora O’Connor, Jessica Congdon and Regina K. Scully
There will be FREE Town Hall meeting prior to the screening of the film, more info here. Please note, the house will be cleared between the town hall and the screening.
Peter Bratt is an award winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker whose first feature Follow Me Home premiered in competition at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and won the Best Feature Film Audience Award that same year at the San Francisco International Film Festival. In 2009, he and his brother Benjamin produced, La Mission, a feature film shot on location in their hometown of San Francisco. La Mission, which Peter wrote and directed,premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was the opening night film at the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival, the 2009 New York International Latino Film Festival, and the 2009 Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles. For his work on La Mission, Peter received the prestigious Norman Lear Writer’s award and was one of 10 American independent filmmakers selected by Sundance and the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities to launch Sundance Film Forward – a program that uses film and conversation to excite and introduce a new generation to the power of story. Peter is currently the co-writer and director of Dolores, a feature documentary about the life of controversial activist, Dolores Huerta — a film he is co-producing with Brian Benson and Grammy Award winning musician, Carlos Santana. Peter is also a San Francisco Film Commissioner and a long time consultant for the Friendship House Association of American Indians, a local non-profit serving the Bay Area’s Native population.
Jessica Congdon produced, co-wrote & edited the documentary films Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, which premiered at Sundance in 2011 and 2015. Other editing highlights include the documentaries Race to Nowhere, DesertRunners, Speed and Angels, Motherland, The Bronzer; and the narrative features Big Girls Don’t Cry and Sundance award winner Dopamine. Jessica is a founding editor of Umlaut Films in San Francisco, and her commercial work has received numerous editing awards, including the Cannes Lions awards. She grew up in Washington, D.C., received her degree from UC Berkeley, and studied film at the Art Institute of Chicago