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    The film Salt on the Earth is a great example of a message driven film. It’s story plots and dramatic tensions throughout the film tribute to the success of the messages and themes seen in the United States back then and still today. Struggles that Mexicans had to deal with in the film industry and in their lives. The film starts out with Esperanza, the main character talking about how the town she lives in was once called Laredo and is now called Zinc town. She then goes on to saying that her house is not theirs but the flowers are the only things they still own. Esperanza is a thirty-five-year-old pregnant woman married to a miner Ramon who had been a miner for 18 years now, she feels like her husband does not give her the attention she…

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    Salt of the Earth was a theatrical drama directed by Herbert J. Biberman. The film was based on the actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico. Its genre is a social realism and it was based on actual events. The movie has great ties to Malcolm Gladwell’s book David and Goliath, Underdogs, Misfits, and the art of battling giants. For instance just like Martin Luther King Jr. and his friends they had to overcome a giant in Sheriff Connor (Gladwell). The setting of the plot takes…

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    The Salt Of The Earth

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    After the masterpiece documentary “The Salt of the Earth” about the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, the extraordinary German director, Wim Wenders, stumbles in his most recent fictional drama, “Every Thing Will Be Fine”. Here, the iconic filmmaker works over a script by the Norwegian Bjorn Olaf Johannessen and entrusts to James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Rachel McAdams, the main roles. The story is based on Tomas Elden (Franco), a writer who’s making an effort to maintain in…

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    shapes. This leads systems of domination to viciously change and mold along with us, continuing to misrepresent minorities by ignoring their subjective histories in order to naturalize oppression in the future. However this should not lead to total discouragement, for every victory, is a necessary step towards the fair treatment and equal rights of all people. These processes can be examined through the outcomes depicted in the film Salt of the Earth and the strike it represents, as well as…

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    The Perspective of a Photographer In the documentary, “The Salt of the Earth,” Juliano Salgado gives the audience a look into the life and career of his father, Sebastiao Salgado, a successful photographer. Sebastiao Salgado began his career as an economist who traveled to countries bordering Brazil. While traveling, he studied different societies and the nature that provided the basic needs for these societies. He would take photographs of the people and their ecosystem to give insight into…

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    Salt Of The Earth Analysis

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    of a feminist is a man or a woman who says, ‘Yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better.’” (Avichie, 48) Avichie declares that this change needs to happen, while Aptheker displays what exactly needs to change in “A Working Definition of Feminism”. “Feminism means that women shall have at least as much to say as men about everything in the arrangement of human affairs…” (Aptheker, 1) It is very fascinating to see that Aptheker split feminism into the…

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    Although there were no major gains for women in the 1950s, notable works were published such as , “The Second Sex” and “ The Feminine Mystique”. A notable form of art that was blacklisted in the era and is known as a classic is the film, Salt of the Earth. This film has inspired an underground audience of union workers and feminists. Comparing and contrasting the character Donna Reed in the tv sitcom Donna Reed Show with Esperanza Quintero in the film Salt of the Earth, both characters switch…

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    The two films I watched for this film journal were Harlan County, USA and Salt of the Earth. The two films were both about miners fighting for their rights. Harlan County, USA is a documentary about the Harlan strike in Kentucky. The miners wanted to get better safety measures and pay. The Duke Power Company would not take the necessary precautions to protect the miners from unsafe conditions in the mines. Salt of the Earth focused on the Mexican miners in New Mexico who went on strike…

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    Can Salt Harm the Environment? For many years, traffic due to road construction has been viewed as different. Driving to work or travelling from place to another with daily traffic due to road construction is becoming a challenge to all American people. The main task for highway engineers in winter is keeping the roads clear and safe from snow. Engineers are obliged to choose construction materials that are environment friendly and ecofriendly. For decades, engineers used the road salt deicing…

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    Did you know, if you add salt or ice to anything cold the temperature drops? In my experiment, I wanted to find out if different materials impact the rate of ice melting. Before starting this experiment, I know sugar and salt dissolve in water and sand turns into mud. I predict that the results of this experiment will be that the sugar and salt will make the ice melt at a faster rate than the sand because sugar and salt dissolve in water and sand does not. To complete this experiment I will…

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