Open Class Film Screening Series: Salt of the Earth (1954)
March 28, 2011
Directed by Herbert J. Biberman during the height of the McCarthy era, and denounced as subversive on its release, Salt of the Earth chronicles a labor strike by Mexican-American and Anglo miners in New Mexico.
Open to the public and organized in conjunction with Santos y Pecadores and ArtH 338, Imagining Mexico and the Border in Film, this “open class” series is co-sponsored by the Davis and the Art Department. Each evening features an informative introduction, a film screening, and a lively discussion.