Salt of the Earth


State Theatre Tue, Apr 23 1:00 PM
State Theatre Tue, Apr 23 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1954
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Herbert J. Biberman
Cast:David Bauer
Juan Chacón
Mervin Williams
Rosaura Revueltas
Will Geer


At New Mexico's Empire Zinc mine, Mexican-American workers protest the unsafe work conditions and unequal wages compared to their Anglo counterparts. Ramon Quintero helps organize the strike, but he is shown to be a hypocrite by treating his pregnant wife, Esperanza, with a similar unfairness. When an injunction stops the men from protesting, however, the gender roles are reversed, and women find themselves on the picket lines while the men stay at home.