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Union Maids / Dolores (Double Feature)

November 17th, 2023 7:00 pm

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A special double feature of Union Maids (1973) and Dolores (2017)!

Union Maids (1976)
Directors: Jim Klein, Julia Reichert, Miles Mogulescu​
Running Time: 50 minutes​

Union Maids is a documentary film that features the oral histories of three women labor activists who were involved in the workers’ movement during the early 20th century. Through their narratives, the film explores their efforts in organizing labor during the 1930s, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs they experienced within the labor movement during a tumultuous time in American history.

Dolores (2017)
Director: Peter Bratt​
Running Time: 95 minutes

Dolores delves into the life of Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers union alongside Cesar Chavez. The documentary highlights her relentless efforts to organize California farmworkers, intertwining with other significant social movements of the time such as the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and the late 20th century women’s rights movement. The film portrays Dolores Huerta’s lifetime fight for social justice and her undying commitment to labor, racial, and gender equality.

This screening is in conjunction with the exhibition Heresies: Still Ain’t Satisfied.