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Wasted Woods shows destructive forestry practices used on the west coast during the 1950's and 1960's. Focusing on clear cutting and the immense machinery that cut and processed the giant redwoods, the film reveals the rapid deterioration of the forest ecology and the disappearance of towns and businesses, along with…
Secrets of the Bay
Secrets of the Bay reveals the importance of the San Francisco Bay as a habitat for both wildlife and humans. Take a tour of the Bay and discover its fabulous wildlife hidden among the six million human inhabitants of the Bay's shore --- an endangered peregrine falcon nesting on the…
The Shrimp
The commercial shrimping industry along the coasts of the American South is threatened by pollution, oil spills and consumer demand for less expensive foreign imports. The Shrimp is a meditative documentary film that follows the life, death and rebirth of one shrimp from the murky marshes of Savannah, Georgia. Beautifully…
Vanishing Redwoods
Vanishing Redwoods depicts the delicate natural balance required for the growth and survival of redwood forests. Harvey Richards photographed the film in northern California and Oregon with the help of Dr. Rudolph W Becking, who narrates the film. It shows how the logging industry's traditional practice of clear cutting threatens…
Timber Tigers
Timber Tigers resulted from a national tour of forest areas that Richards made in 1970-71. The film contains footage of seldom seen giant forest-cutting machinery that harvested and hauled trees of all sizes across the country. The film exposes the forestry industry's approach to logging: "After us, the deluge and…
Tale of Ruin: Capitalism and World Resources
Tale of Ruin (1978) analyzes the issues involved in the acquisition and usage of raw materials in our market oriented society. The film features photography of seldom seen U.S. strip mining operations and open pit mines. Such large scale mining, here and abroad, has led to poverty for the workers…
Everyman
Everyman is the name of a boat built in Sausalito by Bay Area peace movement activists to sail into Pacific Ocean nuclear test zones to protest nuclear testing. The film covers the building of the boat and Everyman's first and only voyage on May 27, 1962 when it sailed out…
Magic Harvest
All over the world, new suburbs are being built on good agricultural soil. Global warming and suburban sprawl are causing water supply problems and a decline in soil nutrients. Feeding the world's ever-expanding population is a growing global concern. Where is the land that once grew food? It's at your…
The Edge of the Wild - Upholding the Endangered Species Act
The Edge of the Wild is a documentary about a 30-year land-use battle over privately owned property that is also home to endangered butterflies. The film takes place on San Bruno Mountain, a remarkably intact wilderness that is completely surrounded by urbanization and is just one mile south of San…
The Stump Makers
The Stump Makers delivers an indictment of the wasteful forestry practices and ecological devastation caused by the major logging companies operating in California and Oregon in the 1960s. Using some of the same footage as Wasted Woods, this film documents the impact of clear cutting on the environment and the…
1970's
Part of the Series: 100 Years, 100 Events
Every decade has its share of important events. But in this completely engrossing series we bring you only the best, the most far-reaching, the most worldly, and the most consequential. You will see a unique clarity of history through the "most privy" in insider accounts and expert witnesses. Events include:…
Freedom March
Freedom March features the San Francisco civil rights protest march of May 26, 1963, sponsored by Bay Area black churches and the labor movement in support of the Birmingham, Alabama Campaign against segregation led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The film shows the…