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Source:  Williamette Week

At a peaceful demonstration in San Francisco in 1988, Dolores Huerta was beaten so violently by police that her spleen had to be removed.

It was a gruesome setback for the woman who, alongside Cesar Chavez, had long been fighting for the rights of exploited farm workers.

Yet Huerta refused to be defeated and, at 87 years old, her work continues to this day. Even so, her activism hasn’t had the same widespread recognition as Chavez’s.

That’s something “Dolores” fights to change. Director Peter Bratt has effectively compressed Huerta’s history-making life into a rousing 95-minute documentary.

“Dolores” chronicles not only Huerta’s activism, but also her struggle to raise a family even as she led a crusade for America’s farm workers.

Read the story at the Williamette Week.

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