SALT OF THE EARTH – American Film Institute

DID YOU KNOW? Labor Day Edition: This Film Was One Of The First To Depict Union Disputes From The Worker’s Perspective And Broke New Ground By Casting Mexican Americans In Leading Roles And Advocating For Gender Equality

SALT OF THE EARTH (1954) tells the story of Mexican American women who protest the perilous working conditions of their miner husbands. They defy the men’s subjugation to fellow “Anglo” workers and rally against their indentured servitude in a town owned by a mining company. When the strike is successfully settled and the men return…
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