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“The Salt of the Earth”

ANSWER Film Series

Thursday, July 10, 2003, 8:00 pm, $5

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ANSWER presents “Salt of the Earth”, a film based on a 1950 strike by zinc miners in Silver City, New Mexico. Against a backdrop of social injustice, a riveting family drama is played out by the characters of Ramon and Esperanza Quintero, a Mexican-American miner and his wife. In the course of the strike, Ramon and
Esperanza find their roles reversed: an injunction against the male strikers
moves the women to take over the picket line, leaving the men to domestic
duties. The women evolve from men’s subordinates into their allies and equals.

Made during the height of the McCarthy era by a group of blacklisted
filmmakers who were among the best and the brightest Hollywood talent of the
day, Salt of the Earth is a powerful and emotionally charged feature length


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