Harvey Richards Anti-War Videos on Amazon Prime

1960s HD Videos now online

Harvey Richards Anti-War Videos on Amazon PrimeHarvey Richards Anti-War Videos on Amazon Prime tell the story of the San Francisco bay area peace movement. The San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s was the epicenter of the peace movement on the west coast. Richards’ documentaries began with filming the Ban the Bomb marches against nuclear testing and then focused on the Vietnam War protests in the 1960’s. Women for Peace (1962) is a film he made in collaboration with his wife, Alice Richards, who was a co-founder of the organization. He documented anti-nuclear testing protests in Everyman (1962) which centered on the attempt of the Committee for Non Violent Action (CNVA) to sail a boat named Everyman into the nuclear testing zones in the Pacific Ocean. 

Harvey Richards Anti-War Videos on Amazon Prime

As the Vietnam war escalated from 1965 onward, he produced three films about the anti-Vietnam war movement.  He photographed the Berkeley troop train demonstrations in Hot Damn! (1965), the Vietnam Day Committee march from Berkeley to Oakland, the 1967 Stop the Draft demonstrations in Oakland, California to end the military draft system, the great San Francisco Vietnam War protests that helped stop the war in Vietnam in his films Decision in the Streets (1965) and No Greater Cause (1968). His final film, Tale of Two Systems (1978), documents the impact of war on political and environmental conditions internationally while contrasting socialist and capitalist approaches to resource exploitation.

While filming, Richards also shot many black and white photos of peace movement demonstrations. The Harvey Richards Media Archive contains 14 peace movement photo image galleries shot from 1959 to 1972. The galleries are in three sections. Section one is Breaking the Silence of the 1950’s, section two is From Moral Witness to Massive Marches, and section three is Draft Cards Burn, Soldiers and Veterans Join the Protests. Click on an image to go to the photo gallery.

1962, Los Angeles, CA, demonstration to Abolish HUAC. Photo by Harvey Richards

1962, Los Angeles, CA, demonstration to Abolish HUAC. Photo by Harvey Richards

1962, San Francisco, CA, Protest for release of crew of Everyman after their arrest at sea. Photo by Harvey Richards

1962, San Francisco, CA, Protest for release of crew of Everyman after their arrest at sea. Photo by Harvey Richards

Committee for Non Violent Action (CNVA) 1965, Oakland Army Base, Non-Violent Faceoff

Committee for Non Violent Action (CNVA) 1965, Oakland Army Base, Non-Violent Faceoff

Vietnam Day Committee Protest Meets Oakland Police, October 15, 1965. Photo by Harvey Richards

Vietnam Day Committee Protest Meets Oakland Police, October 15, 1965. Photo by Harvey Richards

Vietnam Day Committee Second March, November 20, 1965. Photo by Harvey Richards.

Vietnam Day Committee Second March, November 20, 1965. Photo by Harvey Richards.

April 15, 1967, San Francisco, CA. Spring Mobilization march. Photo by Harvey Richards

April 15, 1967, San Francisco, CA. Spring Mobilization march. Photo by Harvey Richards

February, 1966, Berkeley Women Protest March to Oakland Draft Center. Photo by Harvey Richards.

February, 1966, Berkeley Women Protest March to Oakland Draft Center. Photo by Harvey Richards.

December, 1966, Napalm Protest at Port Chicago, California. Photo by Harvey Richards.

December, 1966, Napalm Protest at Port Chicago, California. Photo by Harvey Richards.

Octoer, 1967, Oakland, CA, Stop the Draft. Photo by Harvey Richards.

Octoer, 1967, Oakland, CA, Stop the Draft. Photo by Harvey Richards.

Draft Card going up in flames, December 18, 1967, Oakland, CA. Photo by Harvey Richards.

Draft Card going up in flames, December 18, 1967, Oakland, CA. Photo by Harvey Richards.

October 12, 1968, San Francisco, CA. GI’s Against the War march lead by soldiers in uniform. Photo by Harvey Richards

October 12, 1968, San Francisco, CA. GI’s Against the War march lead by soldiers in uniform. Photo by Harvey Richards

Nov 15, 1969 SF Moratorium Peace March. Photo by Harvey Richards.

Nov 15, 1969 SF Moratorium Peace March. Photo by Harvey Richards.

GIs March to the San Francisco Presidio, 1969. Photo by Harvey Richards.

GIs March to the San Francisco Presidio, 1969. Photo by Harvey Richards.

October 22, 1972, San Francsico Veterans Day Parade, 1971 1972 peace marches against war in Vietnam. Photo by Harvey Richards.

October 22, 1972, San Francsico Veterans Day Parade, 1971 1972 peace marches against war in Vietnam. Photo by Harvey Richards.

About the Harvey Richards Media Archive: The Harvey Richards Media Archive contains a treasure of images of the political and social justice upheavals of the 1960s on the west coast and of the devastating impact of capitalist resource exploitation in western forests, and mines among other subjects.  All of his 22 films are available for streaming, downloading and as DVDs. The interest and demand for his images has continued to grow along with the interest in the legacy of the 1960’s political and cultural upsurge. Estuary Press is the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive video and photo image collections.

About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher of Critical Focus, the Black and White Photos of Harvey Wilson Richards (1987), and of Nicaragua Way by Nina Serrano and Heart Suite, a trilogy of three books of poetry by Nina Serrano. It is also the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of the social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, paulrichards@estuarypress.com or visit estuarypress.com for more details.

MEDIA – For photos & interviews: Paul Richards (510) 967 5577; paulrichards@estuarypress.com


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