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Salt of the Earth (1954)

US 94m B&W
Director: Herbert J. Biberman; Cast: Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe, Mervin Williams, David Sarvis, Ernesto Velázquez, Juan Chacón, Henrietta Williams

saltoftheearthSalt of the Earth is a drama that was a blacklisted during the McCarthy era because of its “anti-American” pro-communist agenda. The story is about Mexican workers who are exploited by an American zinc mine in New Mexico, and follows their struggle throughout an extended strike in which they fight for safer working conditions and equality with their Anglo counterparts. Also considered an early feminist film for its depiction of women, who fight to take their position on the line, Salt of the Earth is a powerful drama that employed a number of non-actors who participated in the real-life strike on which the film was based (Klaus Ming February 2015).


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This entry was posted on 02/10/2015 by in 1001 List, 1950s, All and tagged .
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