This Home Video DVD (PBS Version) presents the film as it was showcased on PBS' Independent Lens, at 54 minutes, plus a 5 minute "behind the scenes" look at the making of Butte, America.
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Butte, America - Home Video (PBS Version)
This DVD presents the film as it was showcased on PBS' Independent Lens, at 54 minutes in length, plus a 5 minute "behind the scenes" look at the making of Butte, America.
Total 59 minutes with feature.
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Grounded in the dramatic personal stories of five generation mining families, and narrated by Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, BUTTE, AMERICA tells the tale of Butte, Montana, once the world's largest producer of copper -- the "Richest Hill on Earth," the town that "plumbed and electrified America," the Pittsburgh of the West. Butte forged a community whose toughness, vitality and solidarity speak to what's missing in America today, while raising profound questions about the costs and consequences of industrialization and use of natural resources. "Butte, America" is an unsentimental and moving tribute to working class life and to the never-ending labor of achieving fairness in a world where powerful, destructive forces are always at play.