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Salt of the earth

Author: H J BibermanPaul JarricoMichael WilsonRosaura RevueltasJuan ChacónAll authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : Act Now Productions : [distributed by] Ironweed Film Club, ©2006.
Series: Ironweed film club, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Salt of the earth depicts the attempt of a New Mexican mining company to break a union strike of underprivileged Mexican American workers who endeavor to prevent their wives from participation on an equal basis in the strike.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: H J Biberman; Paul Jarrico; Michael Wilson; Rosaura Revueltas; Juan Chacón; Will Geer; Emily James; Jerry Henry; John Berry; Independent Productions Corporation.; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers.; Act Now Productions (Firm); Ironweed Film Club (Firm)
OCLC Number: 86079750
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Special features: three short films: Hollywood ten by John Berry, a 1950 documentary which provides a closer look at the ten blacklisted film writers and directors who defied the U.S. government by refusing to testify during the House anti-Communist hearings (15 min.), Luckiest nut in the world by Emily James, a lesson about the nutty economics of free trade (8 min.) and Something other than other by Jerry A. Henry, in which Henry and his wife discuss discrimination and their dreams for their newborn multiracial son (9 min.).
Credits: Camera, Leonard Stark, Stanley Meredith; music, Sol Kaplan; editors, Ed Speigel, Joan Laird.
Cast: Rosaura Revueltas, Juan Chacón, Will Geer.
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.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen; stereo.
Contents: Salt of the earth (94 min.) --
Hollywood ten (15 min.) --
Luckiest nut in the world (8 min.) --
Something other than other (9 min.)
Series Title: Ironweed film club, no. 4.
Other Titles: Hollywood ten.
Luckiest nut in the world.
Something other than other.
Responsibility: Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers ; director, Herbert Biberman ; producer, Paul Jarrico ; writer, Michael Wilson.

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Salt of the earth depicts the attempt of a New Mexican mining company to break a union strike of underprivileged Mexican American workers who endeavor to prevent their wives from participation on an equal basis in the strike.

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