International Lens Film: Harvest of Empire
10/2/2013, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Edward Wright-Rios, Associate Professor of History
USA (2012) Directed by: Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez.
A powerful documentary that exposes the connection between U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the policies that decimated the economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest of Empire provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latina presence in the United States. Adapted from the landmark book written by journalist Juan Gonzalez, the film tells of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to the majority of U.S. citizens, but must become part of our national conversation about immigration. English. Unrated. 90 mins. DVD.