Salt of the Earth 60th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday Mar 15, 2014


FREE, RSVP encouraged


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Celebrate this historic and groundbreaking documentary by visiting historic sites, taking tours and partaking in a special screening. For more info, go to

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Salt celebration

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the New Mexico-made docudrama Salt of the Earth. This politically charged film is based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico and was blacklisted by Hollywood for many years. On Saturday, March 15, the Real Miners of the United Steel Workers District 12, AFSCME and IATSE Film Workers Union invite one and all to Silver City for a community-wide recognition and celebration of this groundbreaking movie. It all gets underway with bus transportation to the events from the Grant County Business and Conference Center (3031 Hwy. 180 East in Silver City) starting at 9:45am. There will be a history tour of mining strike/movie filming locations, followed by a gathering at the WNMU Fine Arts building for a reception and panel discussion with surviving activists/family members. The day concludes with a screening of the new documentary “Silver City Dreaming,” followed by Herbert J. Biberman’s original 1954 film. Events are free, but to guarantee seats you need to RSVP online.

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