Salt of the Earth

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Salt of the Earth (1954) is an American drama film written by Michael Wilson, directed by Herbert J. Biberman, and produced by Paul Jarrico. All had been blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment due to their involvement in communist politics.[1]

The movie became a historical phenomenon and has a cult following due to how the United States establishment (politicians, journalists, studio executives, and some trade unions) dealt with it. Salt of the Earth is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view.

The film centers on a long and difficult strike led by Mexican-American and Anglo miners. It is based on the real-life 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico; in the film, the company is identified as "Delaware Zinc", and the setting is "Zinctown, New Mexico". The film shows how the miners, the company, and the police react during the strike. In neorealist style the producers and director used actual miners and their families as actors in the film.



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