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Film Screening of "Salt of the Earth"
Date Thursday July 10
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
ATA 992 Valencia Street at 21st
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorInternational ANSWER
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 film. $5 donation requested.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:24 AM

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