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Visit to the Soviet Union
Includes two films. Women of Russia is about the Soviet Union in 1961 focusing on the work, housing, education, child care and medical facilities available to women in a socialist society. Far From Moscow shows women and children in Soviet…
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The Harvesters
The Harvesters documents late 1950's farm labor conditions in California's fields when 14 to 16 hour days paid workers at eighty-five cents to a dollar per hour. Featuring photography of many different crops grown throughout the state, it exposes how…
Vanishing Redwoods
Vanishing Redwoods depicts the delicate natural balance required for the growth and survival of redwood forests. Harvey Richards photographed the film in northern California and Oregon with the help of Dr. Rudolph W Becking, who narrates the film. It shows…
Wasted Woods
Wasted Woods shows destructive forestry practices used on the west coast during the 1950's and 1960's. Focusing on clear cutting and the immense machinery that cut and processed the giant redwoods, the film reveals the rapid deterioration of the forest…
We'll Never Turn Back
We'll Never Turn Back was filmed in Mississippi in 1963 during the dangerous voter registration drives of that era. Amzie Moore, a Mississippi NAACP activist, escorted the film maker through rural Mississippi interviewing share croppers and activists in the voter…
The Land Is Rich
The Land Is Rich documents the United Farm Workers struggle to organize California farm workers in the early 1960's. It includes their march from Delano to Sacramento in the spring of 1966. The film contrasts the economic strength of California…
Uno Veintecinco
Uno Veintecinco documents the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), AFL-CIO, strike in 1962 to get lettuce pickers in California $1.25 / hour. The film interviews organizers and workers and reviews the 20th century history of labor organizing in California's fields.…
Factory Farms
Factory Farms tells the unique story of California agriculture, a highly capitalized, sophisticated industry with substandard wage rates that keep its workers in poverty and destitution. The film documents 1959 labor conditions for farm workers, including the bracero system of…
Timber Tigers
Timber Tigers resulted from a national tour of forest areas that Richards made in 1970-71. The film contains footage of seldom seen giant forest-cutting machinery that harvested and hauled trees of all sizes across the country. The film exposes the…
Women for Peace
Women for Peace covers the founding of the organization and many of the first peace demonstrations that it sponsored. With narration by Frances Herring, a founder of Women for Peace, the film covers 1961 and 1962 anti-nuclear demonstrations in California…
Warning Warning
Warning Warning focuses on San Francisco Bay ecological conditions in 1970 and threats to the Bay caused by the dumping of municipal, farming and industrial wastes into its tributary rivers and into the bay itself. The film was made in…
The Stump Makers
The Stump Makers delivers an indictment of the wasteful forestry practices and ecological devastation caused by the major logging companies operating in California and Oregon in the 1960s. Using some of the same footage as Wasted Woods, this film documents…
Tale of Ruin: Capitalism and World Resources
Tale of Ruin (1978) analyzes the issues involved in the acquisition and usage of raw materials in our market oriented society. The film features photography of seldom seen U.S. strip mining operations and open pit mines. Such large scale mining,…
Perch of the Devil
Perch of the Devil is about the hard rock miners of Butte, Montana, and the strike of copper miners in 1959. The film reviews the history of the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Local Union No. 1 and the many…
No Greater Cause and Faces of Vietnam Protest
No Greater Cause chronicles the height of the anti-Vietnam war movement in the Bay Area. Footage shows the massive confrontations in Oakland between police and anti-draft protestors in l967; the rally of 100,000 against the war at Kezar Stadium in…
Hot Damn!
Hot Damn! contains footage of the 1965 Bay Area peace movement at a time when the Vietnam War was escalating rapidly. Segments include the Berkeley, California, troop train demonstrations; the Committee for Non Violent Action (CNVA) peace protest at the…
Freedom March
Freedom March features the San Francisco civil rights protest march of May 26, 1963, sponsored by Bay Area black churches and the labor movement in support of the Birmingham, Alabama Campaign against segregation led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and…
Freedom Bound
Freedom Bound tells the story of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee's voter registration campaign in Mississippi in 1963. Amzie Moore, an NAACP leader in Cleveland, Mississippi, led Richards through the Mississippi delta voter registration campaign, setting up interviews with…
Everyman
Everyman is the name of a boat built in Sausalito by Bay Area peace movement activists to sail into Pacific Ocean nuclear test zones to protest nuclear testing. The film covers the building of the boat and Everyman's first and…
Dream Deferred
Dream Deferred was filmed and produced by Harvey Richards for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for its southern voter registration drive in the spring of 1964, just before the famous 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. It is the second film Richards…