Harvest of Empire

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
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7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Location: Issaquah Highlands, WA (click for map)

A powerful documentary that 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 citizens in the U.S. It 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.

Release Year: 2012

Running Time: 90

Director: Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez

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