2017 Milwaukee Film Festival: Dolores

2017 Milwaukee Film Festival: Dolores

By Livia Peterson

When was the last time you attended a female driven film? Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” is the most recent; Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” and “Bridesmaids” were released a few years ago. It is obvious females and minorities are underrepresented everywhere, especially in the media. The middle class wife, mother of eleven children, and activist Dolores Huerta establishes a farmer’s union to confront racial and labor justice and gender inequality in the timely documentary. Feminist narrative features and documentaries speak volumes in the midst of the Trump Administration reinforcing inequality for all and bestowing the American dream upon celebrity millionaires. “Dolores” is empowering and at the same time, declares we must take action and nothing will happen with sitting on a couch. Beneath showcasing the heroic Ms. Huerta, the film emphasizes persistence leads to change and women have a voice, whether the men like it or not. The United States may be divided more than ever right now; however, activists such as Ms. Huerta will reunite us once more. A

The 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Jury Award Winners

2017 Milwaukee Film Festival: Pendular

2017 Milwaukee Film Festival: Pendular