An Injury to One
Wilkerson, Travis (director)Year Published: 2002
Resource Type: Film/Video
Cx Number: CX18837
Documentarian Travis Wilkerson reconstructs the story of his hometown of Butte, Montana. After a brief period as a gold rush town, Butte comes of age during the 1880s, when its vast reserves of copper are discovered by the nascent electricity industry, which is dependent on the mineral. The town's resources are soon monopolized by the Anaconda Mining Company. In 1917, union organizer Frank Little comes to town to organize worker resistance against the business -- which fights back violently.