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In 1951 Alba, New Mexico, when her father forbids her from pursuing her dream of performing Mexican ballads as a "corridisto" and participating on the picket line because she is a girl, twelve-year-old Ana Maria finds a way to help during the long strike for better working and living conditions for the miners at Empire Zinc.
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.