Salt Of The Earth

  • 1954
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Docudrama

Landmark semi-documentary account of a strike by Mexican-American mineworkers in the American Southwest which was released at the height of McCarthyism and led to the imprisonment and/or blacklisting of several of the key figures involved. This was one of the first films to deal with the rights of Chicanos and to depict women as playing a central role in...read more

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Salt Of The Earth - Official Trailer
02:09 — "Salt of the Earth" centers on a long, difficult workers’ strike against a mining company in New Mexico. Ramon Quintero (Juan Chacon) fights for equit (more…)
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09:26 — Excerpt from the controversial 1954 film, Salt of the Earth. In New Mexico, Mexican zinc miners, fed up with the life-threatening conditions under wh (more…)

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