Through a series of films and panel discussions, the Define American Film Festival provides guests and the media with diverse perspectives about immigration and American identity. Here's one highlight from the festival in Charlotte:
The film follows Dolores Huerta's fascinating life, from the fearless young woman confronting teamsters on violent picket lines to the activist grandmother nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco police squad. Overshadowed by the legacy of Cesar Chavez and forced from the ranks of the all-male union leadership after his death, Dolores learns the painful truth -- that her gender is the greatest obstacle of all. But she turns her defeat into inspiration, setting the course for a lifetime pursuit of equality for all.
Charlotte, NC: May 11 - 14. Full lineup and details here.