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Title Salt of the Earth. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. NYX Channel, 1954.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (93 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time 013213
Description digital
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by NYX Channel in 1954.
Summary Banned at the time of its initial release and made by blacklisted filmmakers, this bold, radical film tells the story of Mexican-American workers who call a strike over the unsafe work conditions and unequal wages they receive in comparison to their white co-workers at a Zinc mine in New Mexico.Ramon Quintero (Juan Chacon) organizes the strike but is shown to be a hypocrite, treating his pregnant wife (Rosaura Revueltas) with similar unfairness. However, after an injunction keeps the men from their protest, the gender roles are reversed. As the women protest at the picket lines while the men stay at home, SALT OF THE EARTH makes glaringly clear the vital importance of women in the fight against inequality on intersecting fronts.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Blacklisting of entertainers.
Miners -- Labor unions.
Mexican Americans.
United States -- Congress.
Genre Documentary Films.
Added Author Biberman, Herbert J., film director.
Chacon, Juan, contributor.
Revueltas, Rosaura, contributor.
Geer, Will, contributor.
NYX Channel (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 2317719 Kanopy
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