Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

A poor zinc miner (Juan Chacon) and his wife (Rosaura Revueltas) join a strike in New Mexico.

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Salt of the Earth

Description

Drama94 Mins1954
Starts02/01/2020Expires02/01/2024

At New Mexico's Empire Zinc mine, Mexican-American workers protest the unsafe work conditions and unequal wages compared to their Anglo counterparts. Ramon Quintero (Juan Chacon) helps organize the strike, but he is shown to be a hypocrite by treating his pregnant wife, Esperanza (Rosaura Revueltas), with a similar unfairness. When an injunction stops the men from protesting, however, the gender roles are reversed, and women find themselves on the picket lines while the men stay at home.

Moods

  • Inspiring
  • Moving
  • Uplifting

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