Butte, America [videorecording] / a co-production of Rattlesnake Productions and the Independent Television Service, produced in association KUSM-TV / Montana PBS ; a film by Pamela Roberts ; executive producer for ITVS, Sally Jo Fifer ; co-producers, Edwin Dobb , Jane Greenberg ; writers, Eugene Corr, Edwin Dobb ; produced and directed by Pamela Roberts.
Contributor(s): Roberts, Pamela, filmmaker | Byrne, Gabriel | Corr, Eugene | Dobb, Edwin | Greenberg, Jane | Daarstad, Erik | Boekelheide, Todd | Montana PBS | KUSM-TV (Television station : Bozeman, Mont.) | Independent Television Service | Rattlesnake Productions, Inc | National Endowment for the Humanities | Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Bozeman, MT : Rattlesnake Productions, c2009Edition: Extended version.Description: 1 videodisc (67 min.) : sd., col. w/ b&w seq. ; 4 3/4 in.Other title: Saga of a hard rock mining town [Subtitle on container :].Uniform titles: Independent lens (Television program) Subject(s): Butte (Mont.) -- History | Copper mines and mining -- Montana -- Butte -- History | Copper mines and mining -- Montana | Labor unions -- Montana -- History | Immigrants -- United States -- Montana -- History -- 19th century | Copper mines and mining -- Accidents -- Montana | Immigrants -- United States -- Montana -- 19th century -- Economic conditions | Immigrants -- United States -- Montana -- 19th century -- Social conditions
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DVD (NTSC); anamorphic widescreen.
English dialogue ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Narrator, Gabriel Byrne
Director of photography, Eric Daarstad ; original music, Todd Boekelheide ; editor, Jennifer Chinlund.
"[R]ecounts the sometimes glorious, often sorrowful, but always fascinating saga of Butte, Montana, the most lucrative hard rock mining town in U.S. history -- 'the Richest Hill on Earth,' 'the Gibraltar of Unionism,' 'the Pittsburgh of the West.' In this copper mining metropolis, the Industrial Revolution collided with the romance of the frontier, corporate capitalism battle organized labor, and the country's ever-increasing appetite for metals laid waste to land and water...[The film] tells this epic story through the lives of miners and their families, initially immigrants from Ireland and England, but eventually from nations across Europe...As other once-great American cities see jobs and industries disappear, along with neighborhoods that generations have called home, Butte, America's relevance reaches far beyond the mountains of southwestern Montana." -- Container.
Special features: "Behind the scenes" featurette (5 min.) (produced and edited by Sage Dubois; co-directors, Liz Ganz and Matt Hamon ; camera and sound, Alex Brown, Nick Hawthorne, Justin Ringsak) ; Memorial featurette (10 min.).
Originally broadcast on the PBS television series Independent lens in 2009.
Originally produced in 2008.
Major funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.