The Resource Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

Label
Salt of the Earth
Title
Salt of the Earth
Contributor
Contributor
Distributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Banned at the time of its initial release and made by blacklisted filmmakers, this bold, radical film tells the story of Mexican-American workers who call a strike over the unsafe work conditions and unequal wages they receive in comparison to their white co-workers at a Zinc mine in New Mexico.Ramon Quintero (Juan Chacon) organizes the strike but is shown to be a hypocrite, treating his pregnant wife (Rosaura Revueltas) with similar unfairness. However, after an injunction keeps the men from their protest, the gender roles are reversed. As the women protest at the picket lines while the men stay at home, SALT OF THE EARTH makes glaringly clear the vital importance of women in the fight against inequality on intersecting fronts
Cataloging source
UtOrKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by NYX Channel in 1954
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Biberman, Herbert J.
  • Chacon, Juan
  • Revueltas, Rosaura
  • Geer, Will
  • NYX Channel (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Miners
  • Mexican Americans
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Salt of the Earth
Link
https://kanopy.com/node/1317720
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (93 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
2317719
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(CaSfKAN)kan2317719
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Salt of the Earth
Link
https://kanopy.com/node/1317720
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (93 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
2317719
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(CaSfKAN)kan2317719
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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