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|Berkeley's 2nd Annual Women's Film Festival: Salt of the Earth|
|Date||Tuesday March 08|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley http://www.bfuu.org
Our first film this year will be Salt of the Earth (1954), which was produced, directed and written by victims of U.S. Congressional blacklisting, (aka redlisting). Originally banned in the U.S., it was directed by Herbert Biberman, one of the Hollywood Ten. The cast is almost entirely workers who participated in the real-life strike that the film is based upon.
In a gritty mining town in New Mexico, Mexican-American workers go on strike to protest their dangerous working conditions and low wages. They meet with fierce opposition from company thugs and local deputies. After vicious beatings the wives and mothers of the striking workers take over the picket line in a final demand for justice.
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee
Donations requested. No one turned away.
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