Movie screening: Harvest of Empire
Saturday, January 5, 2013 @ 3:30pm
We’re pulling out the projector and inviting friends to see:
HARVEST OF EMPIRE
The Untold Story of Latinos in America
we’ll try not to burn the popcorn!
bring something to share if you feel like it and/or a pillow to sit on.
More info about the film:
“We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.” -Juan González, Harvest of Empire
At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx Films is proud to present Harvest of Empire, a feature-length documentary that examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.
Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist Juan González, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.
From the wars for territorial expansion that gave the U.S. control of Puerto Rico, Cuba and more than half of Mexico, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest of Empire unveils a moving human story that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S. “They never teach us in school that the huge Latino presence here is a direct result of our own government’s actions in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America over many decades — actions that forced millions from that region to leave their homeland and journey north,” says Juan González at the beginning of the film.