Primary Source Documentaries

The Story of How the Documentaries on Mississippi Voter Registration Drives Were Made. In 1963 and again in the spring of 1964, Harvey Richards made two trips into rural Mississippi to make documentaries in support of civil rights movement activists … Continue reading

Warning Warning

1970, 22 min., color, DVD Pollution and Land Filling Threaten San Francisco Bay Warning Warning tells about a time in the 1960’s of increasing water pollution  when the Army Corps of Engineers projected that San Francisco Bay would be completely … Continue reading

Tale of Ruin, Capitalism and World Resources

1978, 20 min., color, DVD Capitalism Destroys the Earth Harvey Richards first film on mining, Perch of the Devil, centered on the miner’s strike of 1960 in Butte, Montana.  In the years that followed, underground mining (and its unions) were … Continue reading

Vanishing Redwoods

1975, 28 min., color, DVD Clear Cutting Threatens the Survival of the Species Vanishing Redwoods depicts the delicate natural balance required for the growth and survival of redwood forests. Photographed in northern California and Oregon, it shows how the logging industry’s … Continue reading