Salt of the Earth Excerpt (1954)
Excerpt from the controversial 1954 film, Salt of the Earth.
In New Mexico, Mexican zinc miners, fed up with the life-threatening conditions under which they work, organize a walk-out. The racist management of the company tries to end the strike, with a variety of extremely violent and cruel tactics.
A controversial drama about the struggles of striking mineworkers in a small New Mexico town whose views are socialistic and surprisingly feminist. Many of the actors and the film's director were blacklisted after its release.
9 min 26 sec
October 24, 2010
Herbert J. Biberman
March 14, 1954
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