Gender Power Relations – Salt of the Earth 4

Answer these questions from the film Salt of the Earth: 

  1. Provide examples from the film of how the men experienced the Colonial Labor System in their workplace.
  2. What were the working conditions of the Mexican American women at home and how did they compare with the conditions of White women. 
  3. What was the relationship like between the men and women in the community at the beginning of the film. 
  4. Analyze the impact of the reversal of gender power relations between the men and the women after the women took over the picket line. 
  5. What was the most important lesson learned by the men and women in the community that resulted from the struggle for equality.