'Dolores' could have explored subject's life more sharply

( Unrated ) ( Monitor Movie Guide )

Dolores Huerta, the co-founder, with the far more recognized Cesar Chavez, of the United Farm Workers union, is the subject of Peter Bratt’s documentary 'Dolores.'

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UFW leader Dolores Huerta organizes marchers on the 2nd day of the 1969 United Farm Workers Coachella March.

Dolores Huerta, the co-founder, with the far more recognized Cesar Chavez, of the United Farm Workers, is the subject of Peter Bratt’s documentary “Dolores.” The documentary presents a comprehensive, if slightly hagiographic portrait of this mother of 11 who took on the agribusiness industry and still remains active in her 80s.

Her social activism often left her children, some of whom are interviewed, in the lurch. It’s a contradiction the film could have more sharply explored. Grade: B (This movie is not rated.)

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