Film Discussion: Salt of the Earth

Join DSA members Shelby Murphy and Deborah Rosenfelt in discussing Salt of the Earth, a captivating film made in 1954 by blacklisted writers and actors about a strike at a New Mexico zinc mine. Well before the resurgence of feminism in the 1960s, these filmmakers were exploring gender inequality and solidarity. Please watch the film before the discussion. Available on Netflix.

Shelby Murphy is a Latina from Texas and former Young Democratic Socialists co-chair. Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, Deborah Rosenfelt researched the making of the film and its aftermath for the reissued screenplay. Here is her blogpost about the film. 7 ET/6 CT/5 MT/4 PT.

 

WHEN
February 05, 2017 at 7pm - 8pm
WHERE
Film Discussion: Salt of the Earth
CONTACT
Shelby Murphy · · 409-225-4630
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