May Day Film - Salt of the Earth


Monday, May 01, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Salt of the Earth (1954) recounts a successful 1951 Mexican-American miners’ strike in New Mexico.

“This is an honest look at worker, Chicano, and female oppression, and how all of this was collectively overcome.”

Salt of the Earth was condemned as subversive because the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers sponsored it, blacklisted Hollywood professionals produced it, and striking miners and their families were cast as actors. The film was banned from American theaters until 1965.

A film the bosses don't want us to see is worth watching! (Discussion afterwards)

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