19 SEP - 19 SEP 2019
49 NORD 6 EST - FRAC LORRAINE - METZ (57)
Salt of the Earth,
7pm | Free
Presented by L’Oeil à l’écran, with a commentary by Laurent Commaille, lecturer in contemporary history
Screening of the movie “Salt of the Earth” of H. Bibermann (1954, 94mn, vostfr)
Shot in New Mexico, using actual participants in the original events, the film straddles documentary and fiction as it tells the epic story of a strike carried out by Mexican miners and their wives. The women bravely take over when the strike is suddenly squelched. This is a must-see feminist, anti-racist, and anti-imperialist film that was long banned in the U.S.