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Salt of the Earth

Independent Productions Corporation and the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers present ; directed by Herbert Biberman ; writer, Michael Wilson
Format
Film; Computer Resource; Video; Online Video; Online
Summary
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.
Director
Herbert Biberman; H. J. Biberman
Performers
Rosaura Revueltas, Juan Chacón, Will Geer, David Wolfe, David Sarvis, Mervin Williams.
Release Date
1953
Run Time
94 min.
Language
In English or Spanish; closed-captioned
Uniform Title
Salt of the Earth (Motion Picture : 1954)
Variant Title
Spanish title: Sal de la tierra
Related Title
Salt of the earth (Motion picture : 1954). Spanish.
Awards Note
Winner of 2 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Awards in 1954: Best Actress (Rosa Revueltas), and, a Crystal Globe (Herbert J. Biberman)
Winner of the National Film Registry in 1992
Credits
Cinematographers, Stanley Meredith, Leonard Stark; editors, Ed Speigel, Joan Laird; music, Sol Kaplan.
Published
[United States] : Independent Productions Corporation, [1954]
[Los Angeles, CA] : [Cinetel Films]
Recording Info
Filmed near Silver City, New Mexico in 1953.
Access Restriction
Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Description
1 online resource (2 video files (92 min. each)) : sound, black and white
Technical Details
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