[Los Angeles, CA] : Organa ; New York : Distributed by UNET, c1999.
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Rosaura Revueltas, Juan Chacón, Will Geer.
Director, Herbert Biberman ; producer, Paul Jarrico ; writer, Michael Wilson ; camera, Leonard Stark, Stanley Meredith; music, Sol Kaplan; editors, Ed Speigel, Joan Laird.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Special features: the documentary "The Hollywood ten" (about blacklisted writers and directors who defied the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947 and were imprisoned for contempt of Congress); chronicle of the troubled production and distribution of the only American blacklisted film; production photos; filmmaker and cast biographies; theatrical trailer; editing and shooting notes; a history of the strike the film is based on accompanied by pictures; history of the Hollywood blacklist; Congressional testimony of the blacklisted filmmakers.
Filmed in New Mexico in 1953.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Actress, Rosaura Revueltas, and Crystal Globe Award for Best Picture, 1954; Académie du Cinéma de Paris, International Grand Prize, 1955.
A semidocumentary of the year-long struggle by Chicano zinc miners in New Mexico striking against unsafe working conditions. When an injunction is issued against the workers from picketing, the wives take up battle with a fury, leaving the husbands to care for home and children. They finally overcome the forces of the mine owner and the law that backs them up.