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Uniform Title Salt of the earth (Motion picture)
Title Salt of the earth [videorecording] / Independent Productions Corporation, International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers ; director, Herbert Biberman ; producer, Paul Jarrico ; writer, Michael Wilson.

Imprint [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Organa, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    SAL    Available
Description 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Title from container.
Special features: chronology of the film's production and distribution; production photos; biographies; filmographies; theatrical trailer; editing and shooting notes; a history of the strike the film is based on accompanied by pictures; history of the Hollywood blacklist; Congressional testimony of the blacklisted filmmakers; the documentary "The Hollywood ten" (about blacklisted writers and directors who defied the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947 and were imprisoned for contempt of Congress).
Credits Camera, Leonard Stark, Stanley Meredith ; music, Sol Kaplan ; editors, Ed Speigel, Joan Laird.
Cast Rosaura Revueltas, Juan Chacón, Will Geer.
Event Filmed in New Mexico in 1953.
Summary A semidocumentary of the year-long struggle by Chicano zinc miners in New Mexico striking against unsafe working conditions. When an injunction is issued against the workers from picketing, the wives take up battle with a fury, leaving the husbands to care for home and children. They finally overcome the forces of the mine owner and the law that backs them up.
System Details DVD.
Awards Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Actress, Rosaura Revueltas, and Crystal Globe Award for Best Picture, 1954; Académie du Cinéma de Paris, International Grand Prize, 1955.
Subject United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities.
Strikes and lockouts -- Zinc mining -- New Mexico -- drama.
Miners -- Labor unions -- New Mexico -- Drama.
Mexican Americans -- New Mexico -- Drama.
Blacklisting of entertainers -- History.
Genre/Form Historical films
Populist films
Added Author Biberman, H. J. (Herbert J.) Director.
Jarrico, Paul. Producer.
Wilson, Michael, 1914-1978. Screenwriter.
Revueltas, Rosaura. Actor.
Chacón, Juan. Actor.
Geer, Will. Actor.
Independent Productions Corporation.
International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers.
Organa (Firm)
Added Title Hollywood ten.
Standard No. 891273002125
Music No. ORG1007 Organa

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