Salt Of The Earth
No American film has defied so many obstacles in reaching its audience. Made at the height of the McCarthy era, depicting the events of a bitterly-contested strike in New Mexico, Salt of the Earth was the joint effort of Hollywood professionals and the striking workers themselves. Immediately blacklisted by studios and distributors--even newspapers refused to run ads--the film nonetheless gained an enthusiastic following. In its piercing treatment of working class, women's, and racial issues, it continues to challenge audiences today. Written by Academy Award winner Michael Wilson, directed by Hollywood Ten member Herbert Biberman. USA, 1954, B&W, 94 minutes.
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