DATE: FRIDAY JUNE 9TH
TIME: 8/8:30PM
PLACE: EMPTY VESSEL PROJECT, 1ST STREET AND THE GOWANUS CANAL(F,G
TRAIN TO CARROL ST. or R,M TO UNION)
WHAT: FILM SCREENING OF "SALT OF THE EARTH" ON A BOAT IN THE GOWANUS CANAL!
COSTS: 3-5 BONE SUGGESTED DONATION




***Plot Synopsis: 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.****