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Salt of the Earth (1954)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:34pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

w/speakers from the Eastern Farm Workers Association

Written, produced and directed by three men blacklisted in Hollywood who took on the controversial topic of labor relations in a film based on an actual New Mexico mineworkers strike. When White workers are given higher wages and safer conditions, the Chicano workers go on strike to receive the same treatment. The neorealist film follows not just their strike but how their wives become involved as well, making it one of the first films to advance a feminist social and political point of view. Shown in a 35mm film print from the UCLA Film & Television Archive. More at|0/Salt-of-the-Earth.html
1 hrs 34 min. 1954 > USA > Directed by Herbert Biberman


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Cornell Cinema, ILR School, Latino Studies Program, International and Comparative Labor, American Studies Program, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Diversity, Media Studies


cascal, film, movie, tfdcin, Movies, pma, perfhum, labor, LSPCAL, mediastudiescal



$8.50 general admission/$6.50 seniors/$6 CU graduate students/$5.50 students and kids 12 & under


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