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Power of Our Stories: Salt of the Earth (1954), Chuy Martinez & Jesus Quinones

April 13

2nd Annual Film Symposium

2:00 pm: Doors open
2:30 pm: Screening- Salt of the Earth (1954)
Panel Discussion & Q&A to immediately follow with Chuy Martinez & Jesus Quinones & Special Guests

Free Community Event.

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.

Release date: March 14, 1954 (USA) Director: Herbert Biberman Cast: Juan Chacón, Mervin Williams, Henrietta Williams, MORE Screenplay: Michael Wilson, Michael Biberman Production company: Independent Production Company (IPC) Producers: Paul Jarrico, Sonja Dahl Biberman, Adolfo Barela, Elsa Kern Cinematography: Leonard Stark, Stanley Meredith

Run Time: 94 mins

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