Blacklisted Writers/Independent Film: Salt of the Earth

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Communications 150 April 1, 1999 Announcements: None. Lecture Notes: I. Blacklisted Writers/Independent Film: Salt of the Earth This film was made by blacklisted personnel It was about a labor strike that was actually occurring at the time and place in which the movie was shot, so it was very controversial In a mining union in New Mexico, the Mexican-American laborers were being paid less than their white counterparts Clip : The Mexican Americans were banned from picketing at work, so they sent their wives to go in and picket for them. o This went against the grain of how women were usually portrayed in movies of this time (domestic) The film was distributed outside of the Hollywood mainstream Made under very stressful conditions The lead actor was deported back to Mexico in an attempt to stop the movie from being made II. The HUAC and Elia Kazan: On the Waterfront Autobiographical drama about how Kazan felt about HUAC The waterfront union represented HUAC
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