What is the event about?
Salt of the Earth is about the true story of mining strike by workers in New Mexico where a real-life strike occurred in the early 1950s at a zinc mine owned by the Empire Zinc Co. Many of the people in the movie were participants in the strike; their passion comes through vividly. Most film participants were residents of the town near the zinc mine where the strike actually took place - in the County of Grant, NM. The strike began because the Mexican-American mine workers demanded equality with the Anglo workers; the demanded a safe environment, and to be treated with dignity by their bosses. The film can also be described as a feminist film; as revealed in the oppressive sexism shown by the women's husbands, in their attempts to "keep their women in their place" - however much their wives tried to help and support their husbands during the labor strike.
Women Occupy San Diego offers a free film screening every 3rd Tuesday each month.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Film Starts at 7 pm