Film and Motherhood

Feature Length

(Program run time 58 mins)

Sylvia Morales

A Crushing Love

United States, 2009, 58mins

Synopsis: A CRUSHING LOVE, Sylvia Morales’ sequel to her groundbreaking history of Chicana women, CHICANA (1979), honors the achievements of five activist Latinas—labor organizer/farm worker leader Dolores Huerta, author/educator Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, writer/playwright/educator Cherrie Moraga, civil rights advocate Alicia Escalante, and historian/writer Martha Cotera – and considers how these single mothers managed to be parents and effect broad-based social change at the same time.


Director: Sylvia Morales