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Salt of the Earth Movie Screening
Date Saturday October 20
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Nibeyl-Proctor Marxist Library: 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorNiebyl-Proctor Marxist Library

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 (Juan Chacon) helps organize the strike, but he is shown to be a hypocrite by treating his pregnant wife, Esperanza (Rosaura Revueltas), 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.

Come see a movie directed by one of the 'Hollywood Ten', starring many members of the original 1951 Strike!

Sliding Scale Admission, $5 - $20
No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds!

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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Oct 9th, 2018 9:15 AM