Harvest of Empire

PRESENTED BY: Sno-King Meaningful Movies
6:30 PM, Saturday, September 8, 2018 PST
Location: Edmonds, WA (click for map)

This documentary reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. “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 U.S. citizens. Stephanie Merry wrote this in her review for The Washington Post:

“For all the talk about immigration, rarely does the conversation veer into why so many Latinos have come to the United States. ‘Harvest of Empire’ attempts to fill in the gaps, and the reasons don’t include some naive notion about streets being paved with gold.”

The film provides a rare and powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely-noted triumphs of our nation’s growing Latino community and features present day immigrant stories.

Some graphic violence.  Not recommended for children.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for refreshments and conversation. 

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After the movie, stay for a community discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.  Donations are gratefully accepted.


  • Peace and Justice Committee, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation
  • Snohomish County Peace Action
  • Social Action Ministry, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church

Release Year: 2012

Running Time: 90 min.

Director: Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez

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