Movie Night – Jan. 28, 2013 – “Salt of the Earth” (An American BLACKLISTED Movie)

Jan. 28, 2013 MOVIE NIGHT: “Salt of the Earth” (A BLACKLISTED American film)
Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. The film is an early treatment of …feminism, because the wives of the miners play a pivotal role in the strike, against their husbands wishes. In the end, the greatest victory for the workers and their families is the realization that prejudice and poor treatment are conditions that are not always imposed by outside forces. This film was written, directed and produced by members of the original “Hollywood Ten,” who were blacklisted for refusing to answer Congressional inquiries on First Amendment grounds.
Where: 333 Jensen Houston, TX 77003
 Time: 7 p.m.
Admission is FREE
It has been said that the government went to great lengths to see to it that this film not be viewed by the public, as some individuals connected to the film mysteriously “died.” See you there!