Salt of the Earth
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Herbert Biberman. 1954, 94 mins. 35mm print courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archive. With Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer. Made by the blacklisted trio of writer Michael Wilson, producer Paul Jarrico, and director Herbert J. Biberban, Salt of the Earth is a seminal masterpiece of labor solidarity and immigrant uprising. Using actual miners and their families, many of them Mexican-American—including a cadre of inspiring women at the center of it all—the film is a neorealist vision of one strike in one small mining community, the ominously named Zinc Town, New Mexico. A tale of struggle and triumph, Salt of the Earth is at once an essential historical document and a surprisingly relevant political allegory. —Robert Greene
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