Get over to Space Academy on the 10th August to watch a screening of ‘Salt of the Earth’.
“Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.”
Disregarded as a piece of “communist propaganda” in its day, with both writers and director blacklisted in Hollywood during the fever pitch of McCarthyism, ‘Salt of the Earth’ is one of the earliest examples of a feminist political film, while exploring the roll of the police, the company, workers, and the workers’ families in the 1951 Strike in New Mexico against Empire Zinc.
Canterbury Socialist Society is once again very grateful to the Space Academy for hosting us for this screening. The event will run as follows:
7pm – Brief Introduction to the film.
7.10 – Part 1
8pm – Intermission
8.15 – Part 2
9pm – Informal discussion and mingling with a beer or cup of tea.