Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:00 PM, Friday, October 15, 2021 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

This powerful documentary exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young 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 Latino presence in the U.S. Adapted from the landmark book written by journalist Juan Gonzalez, the film tells the story of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S., but must become part of our national conversation about immigration.

Release Year: 2012

Running Time: 90 min.

Director: Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez

Featuring: Junot Diaz (Pulitzer Prize winning writer,) Luis Enrique (Grammy Award winning singer,) Juan Gonzalez (Journalist,) Maria Hinojosa (NPR reporter,) Jesse Jackson (The Rev., Activist)Rigoberta Menchú (Nobel Peace Prize winner,) Geraldo Rivera (TV journalist ,) Anthony Romero (ACLU Director.)

ONLINE GROUP SCREENING ON ZOOM: Friday, October 15, 2021 at 6pm PDT – 7:30pm PDT – Watch with us before the panel discussion and community conversation.

INDIVIDUAL ONLINE SCREENING: There will be a 48-hour opportunity prior to our group screening for you to watch the movie online, on your own device.


ADMISSION: Free, but please register HERE – at our Eventbrite page.

Questions? Please email Sylvia at ssepulveda@ecww.org.

Special Guests: The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries and Director, Ethnic Ministries Greg Hope, Director, Diocese of Olympia Refugee Resettlement Office Malou Chavez, Deputy Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Sponsors: Circulos de Color/ Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color

Release Year: 2012

Running Time: 90 minutes

Director: Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez

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