“Salt of the Earth” – March 12th Women’s History Month Film Showing

Salt of the Earth

Baltimore Workers World Party is proud to screen “Salt of the Earth” during Women’s History Month @ the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218 on Sunday March 12th at 5pm. Our program will begin promptly with a short piece on the film so don’t be late. Discussion follows the film.

Mexican workers at a Zinc mine in New Mexico call a strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and more importantly the role and resolve of the women, that they eventually triumph. This 1954 movie which was originally banned as communist inspired during the witch hunt period in U.S. history is particularly current as it is explores sexism and racism.
At a time when we need to feel the utmost urgency in defending immigrants and resisting sexism and racism – this film takes on new meaning.
The film features Rosaura Revueltas and Juan Chacon. Most of the actors, in fact, were members of the mine workers union and are actual workers and their families.