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.

Film Info

9 min 26 sec Duration
  • 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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