Harvey Richards’ “Ordinary Life in the Soviet Union 1961” Leads the Way
Beginning in the Spring of 2011, viewers of the Paul Richards You Tube channel, where the clips from 22 Harvey Richards films are available, have now reached 200,000 total views from people in 186 countries around the globe. Viewers in the United States are 42% of the total. England, Canada, Russia, Germany, Italy, and Spain follow in a list that includes countries from all the continents and islands on earth. The clip from A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia has 137,000 views alone. The next most popular clip is Fannie Lou Hamer Tells Her Story, 1963. The third is Clear Cutting a Forest.
In addition to the clips from Harvey Richards films, newer uploads include the works of Nina Serrano. Recently, clips from Despues del Terremoto/After the Earthquake, La Cantata de Santa Maria Iquique, Back from Nicaragua and Que Hacer have been uploaded and are being viewed around the world and especially in Latin America.
Contemporary videos by Paul Richards and others on subjects and events in the San Francisco Bay Area are also being added to the channel. Nina Serrano’s performance poetry videos include Stop Monsanto, a poem read at the Stop Monsanto Rally in Oakland, Dance Poetry “To Die of Joy in the River” and “Save the Post Office” performance in Berkeley, California. Paul Richards event videos include “Stop the Tunnels” video of the Sacramento, CA rally against the construction of the Delta tunnels. There is also a video called “Welcome to the Harvey Richards Media Archive” which offers a quick visual tour of the Archive. All of the videos are embedded in posts on the Harvey Richards Media Archive and on ninaserrano.com. Take a look around and subscribe to the blogs for news of future offerings.