Salt of the Earth (1954)

At New Mexico’s Empire Zinc mine, Mexican-American workers protest the unsafe work conditions and unequal wages compared to their Anglo counterparts. Ramon Quintero helps organize the strike, but he is shown to be a hypocrite by treating his pregnant wife, Esperanza, with a similar unfairness. When an injunction stops the men from protesting, however, the gender roles are reversed, and women find themselves on the picket lines while the men stay at home.

Alternative titles: La sal de la tierra | Het zout der aarde | Le sel de la terre | O Sal da Terra | Shehui zhongjian | Jordens salt | Maan suola | Το αλάτι της γης | Sol zemlje | A Föld sója | Sfida a Silver City | 地の塩 | Sól ziemi | Sarea pământului | Соль земли | Das Salz der Erde

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