Sep 11 2013

Salt of the Earth

September 11, 2013

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2


803 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


people raising there hands and a woman with a red scarf on

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

60th Anniversary of The Only Blacklisted American Film

Salt of the Earth is a powerful and emotionally-charged film, based on the 1950s strike by zinc miners in New Mexico. It explores the complex issues of labor relations, minority rights and the struggle of women to achieve equality and dignity in their daily lives. The production of the film faced political obstacles including vigilante attacks, boycotts, and even deportation of the lead actress. The film is a tale of struggle and resistance both in front and behind the lens.

Approx. 94min.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Jennifer Brier, Gender & Women’s Studies Program and the Department of History.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Co-sponsors: UIC Honors College and student organization United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)

Date posted

May 30, 2018

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020