Dolores - Movies That Matter Mondays

The WVIFF’s Underground Cinema is proud to present Dolores as the September selection for our newest programming series, “Movies That Matter Mondays”! (Be sure to join us for a special Labor Day screening of Dolores on Monday, September 4, featuring a post-film discussion about feminism and the labor movement.)

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About the series:
NEW! WVIFF Underground Cinema Presents: Movies That Matter Mondays – Each month, we will work with a community organization to show an issue-oriented and compelling film relating to their mission. At the first screening of the film, the community organization will participate in a discussion with the audience. The film will show for the rest of the month on Mondays.

About the film:
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly lead the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century-and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

About the community partners:
For our first month, we are doing a different collaboration from the rest of this series. West Virginia International Film Festival Board President, Emmett Pepper, and his wife Emma, are sponsoring Dolores in honor of Emma’s mother, Sandy Fisher, who recently passed away. Sandy was a lifelong activist and feminist, working with unions and for many other progressive causes. Her obituary can be read here: The story of Dolores Huerta is the story of Sandy and many women who work for a better world, but who do not necessarily seek or receive the recognition they deserve. Proceeds from the screenings will be donated to Rea of Hope, Inc., a nonprofit to help WV women recovering from addiction, where Sandy worked.

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