'Dolores' Coming to Lincoln, Omaha and NET

News Release Date: 
March 8, 2018

For Immediate Release
Acclaimed Portrait of Dolores Huerta Coming To NET

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 8, 2018) – The highly acclaimed film “Dolores” will air on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, at 8 p.m. CT, Tuesday, 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 Cesar Chavez. 

NET will also be offering two free screenings of “Dolores” as part of the “Indie Lens Pop-Up” neighborhood film screenings during Women’s History Month. The first screening is at 6:30 p.m. CT, on Wednesday, March 14, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union Auditorium, 1400 R St. in Lincoln. The second is at 7 p.m. CT, on Wednesday, March 21, at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 North 24th St. in Omaha.

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Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century and continues to fight today at 87 years of age. With unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of 11, “Dolores” chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton to her early years with the United Farm Workers and features interviews with Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, her children and more. 

“In the 1970s, the national grape boycott that Dolores Huerta helped organize played out in the small rural Minnesota farming community where I grew up – supported by tens of thousands of religious organizations across the country,” said Lois Vossen, “Independent Lens” executive producer. “More than 40 years later, Dolores is still an indefatigable architect for social change on behalf of poor, underrepresented people, urging them to seek self-determination with her refrain ‘Si Se Puede’ – ‘Yes We Can.’”


 

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Contact: MJ Winquest, 402-470-6247, mjwinquest@netNebraska.org

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