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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 tcm.com/this-month/article/18772|0/Salt-of-the-Earth.html
1 hrs 34 min. 1954 > USA > Directed by Herbert Biberman

 

Event Type

Film

Departments

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

Tags

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

Website

http://cinema.cornell.edu/Spring2018/...

Cost

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

Group
Cornell Cinema
Contact E-Mail

taa39@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Teresa Alvis

Contact Phone

607-255-3522

Speaker

Eastern Farm Workers Association

Open To

Public

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