Salt of the Earth (1954) Excerpt
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.
- Posted: October 24, 2010
- Director: Herbert J. Biberman
- Writer: Michael Wilson
- Studio: Independent
- Release: March 14, 1954
- Cast: Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe
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