Butte’s Berkeley Pit: Violating Life on Earth

Abandoned and Deadly: The Open Pit Lives on Harvey Richards went to Butte, Montana to photograph the miner’s strike of 1959.  He returned in 1966 and 1973 photographing the huge gaping hole known as the Berkeley Pit (operated from 1955 … 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