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Salt Of The Earth (1999, original release: 1999)


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Published: [Place of publication not identified] : Organa : Pop : Pioneer, [1999] ©1999
Description:  1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Language:  English

Title from disc surface

Originally released as a motion picture in 1954

Dolby digital sound

Features: chronology of the film's production and distribution; production photos; biographies; filmographies; theatrical trailer; editing and shooting notes; a history of the strike the film is based on accompanied by pictures; history of the Hollywood blacklist; Congressional testimony of the blacklisted filmmakers; the documentary "The Hollywood ten" (about blacklisted writers and directors who defied the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947 and were imprisoned for contempt of Congress)

Rosaura Revueltas, Juan Chacón, Will Geer

Filmed in New Mexico in 1953

A semidocumentary of the year-long struggle by Chicano zinc miners in New Mexico striking against unsafe working conditions. When an injunction is issued against the workers from picketing, the wives take up battle with a fury, leaving the husbands to care for home and children. They finally overcome the forces of the mine owner and the law that backs them up

DVD format

Related Searches:
United States. -- Congress. -- House. -- Committee on Un-American Activities.
Strikes and lockouts -- Drama. -- Zinc mining -- New Mexico
Miners -- Drama. -- Labor unions -- New Mexico
Mexican Americans -- Drama. -- New Mexico
Blacklisting of entertainers.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Populist films.
Social problems -- Feature.
Drama films
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Additional Credits:
Biberman, H. J. (Herbert J.)
Jarrico, Paul.
Wilson, Michael, 1914-1978.
Revueltas, Rosaura.
Chacón, Juan, 1919-1985.
Geer, Will.
Independent Productions Corporation.
International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers.
Pioneer Entertainment (USA)
Play on Productions (Firm)

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