Salt of the Earth

A Loughborough Left Unity Screening of

Salt of the Earth

Thursday 8 May

7.30pm

John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough

Salt of the Earth is a famous 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 Left wing politics.

This drama film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view. Its plot centers on a long and difficult strike, based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. In the film, the company is identified as “Delaware Zinc,” and the setting is “Zinctown, New Mexico.” The film shows how the miners, the company, and the police react during the strike. In neorealist style, the producers and director used actual miners and their families as actors in the film.

Evening includes: folk music and refreshments.

Admission free : Collection.

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