A heartwarming portrait of an Idaho hermit, Richard “Dugout Dick” Zimmerman, who lived in caves that he dug on the banks of the Salmon River. It was the hope of finding precious metals that kept him digging and mining, but ultimately it was his simple life of living off the land that sustained him.
Filmmaker Harrod Blank decided to edit the film in March of 2020, given the COVID pandemic, as he felt Dugout Dick's hermit lifestyle and living off the land was especially timely
Note: Film will be re-framed, mixed, and color corrected. It was scanned to 6.5 K so the quality is amazing.