Factory Farms

1959, 37 minutes, color, DV  Factory Farms from the Organizer’s Point of View California farm workers caught the attention of Harvey Richards early in his photographic career.  Working with unionists and pro-union activists, Harvey toured the central valley of California … Continue reading

The Harvesters

1960, 18 min., black/white, DVD Rural Farm Labor Becomes Factory Labor The rush to mechanize California agriculture to reduce the cost of farm labor in the late 1950′s and early 1960′s came as California’s factory farmers responded to the anticipated … Continue reading

Women for Peace

1962, 24 min., black/white, DVD Founding the Women for Peace Organization In San Francisco, on August 6, 1962, Harvey Richards photographed the Women for Peace march to commemorate the anniversary of the U.S. dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima.  Marching in … Continue reading

Hot Damn!

1965, 15 min., black/white, DVD 1965 Anti-War Protests in the San Francisco Bay Area Hot Damn! contains unique footage of the 1965 Bay Area anti-war protests at a time when the Vietnam War was escalating rapidly. Harvey Richards filmed the … Continue reading

Freedom March

1963, 10 min., black/white, DVD San Francisco Freedom March in Support of Civil Rights in Birmingham, Alabama Freedom March focuses on the San Francisco protest march of May 26, 1963, sponsored by Bay Area Black churches and the labor movement in … Continue reading

Uno Veintecinco: the Lettuce Strike of 1962

1962, 15 minutes, black and white A Pivotal Strike in Farm Worker History Uno Veintecinco tells the story of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), AFL-CIO, strike in 1962 for $1.25/hour for lettuce pickers in California. The strike was centered in … Continue reading

Freedom Bound

1963, 27 min., black/white, DVD Amzie Moore’s Legacy of Freedom Freedom Bound contains unique footage of share croppers and voter registration activists telling their stories of heroism and hardship encountered in their fight to gain the right to vote in Mississippi … Continue reading

Dream Deferred, 1964

1964, 34 minutes Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, 1964 Harvey Richards filmed and produced Dream Deferred for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for its southern civil rights movement voter registration drive in the spring of 1964, just before the famous 1964 Mississippi … Continue reading

A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 2: Far from Moscow

1962, 33 min., color Ordinary People in the Soviet Union: Tashkent and Irkutsk After filming in Moscow, Harvey and Alice Richards took “A Visit to the Soviet Union” to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the capital of one of the USSR’s republics.  During … Continue reading

A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia

1962, 36 min., color, DVD Women in the Soviet Union: A Socialist Alternative  A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia focuses upon Moscow and the work, housing, education, child care and medical facilities available to women in … Continue reading