Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class

Commentary on Salt of the Earth, with film participant, Anita Torrez. Anita Torrez was part of the Ladies’ Auxilary International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, Local 890 in Grant County, New Mexico. Anita Torrez’ husband, Lorenzo Torrez, was one of the striking miners in the 1951 strike against Empire Zinc Company.
Producers of the film, Salt of the Earth used actual miners and their families as actors in the film. Both, Torrez and her husband appeared in the film.

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