Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth is a 1954 American drama film written by Michael Wilson, directed by Herbert J. Biberman, and produced by Paul Jarrico. All had been blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment due to their alleged involvement in communist politics.
Esperanza Quintero (Rosaura Revueltas) is a miner's wife in Zinc Town, New Mexico, a community which is essentially run and owned by Delaware Zinc Inc. Esperanza is thirty-five years old, pregnant with her third child and emotionally dominated by her husband, Ramon Quintero (Juan Chacón).
|award||National Film Registry|
|editor||Ed Spiegel Joan Laird|
|genre||drama political social|
|keywords||anglo arrest assault betray evict inherit jail labor management relations act of 1947 mexican-american miner strike strike action taft-hartley act trade union unionized white white people working conditions zinc|