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A video history of Salt of the Earth in Canada to be released in 2015
On November 16, 2014, in a celebration of this heroic battle against the spread of McCarthyism, about 150 people of the West Kootenay region again saw Salt in the very theatre that showed it in mid-December 1954.
At a time of political repression and intolerance, a few courageous individuals, members of Local 480 at the Trail smelter, brought this film about a strike in New Mexico to the Kootenays in open defiance of the political prejudice that was creeping across the border in the early 1950s.
Now a new booklet available at amazon.com and a short historical video to be released in 2015 will recount the original showing of Salt here and the struggle that took place to do get it on the screen.