[act-ma] 7/15 -- Film showing: "Salt of the Earth"
Boston Militant Labor Forum
bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 11 19:03:53 PDT 2007
The Militant Labor Forum presents:
A film showing: "Salt of the Earth"
Friday, June 15, 7:30 pm
Militant Labor Forum Hall, 13 Bennington Street, 2nd
Floor, East Boston
SALT OF THE EARTH is based on a 1950 strike by zinc
miners in Silver City, New Mexico.
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,
the story unfolds against a backdrop of social
In the course of the strike the characters of Ramon
and Esperanza Quintero, a Mexican-American miner and
his wife, play out a riveting family drama.
Esperanzas emergence as a self confident fighter
and Ramons struggle to come to terms with this new
aspect of his wifes character add an extra dimension
to this powerful story of class struggle in the United
States during the 1950s.
Traducción inglés-español / español-inglés
Suggested donation: $5
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