Harvest of Empire

93mins | 2012 | LatinoTVPG


Eduardo Lopez, Peter Getzels
Anthony Romero, Junot Diaz, Maria Hinojosa, Geraldo Rivera
HARVEST OF EMPIRE is a documentary that astutely examines the role that U.S. military and corporate intervention in Latin America played in triggering massive waves of migration from Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. Based on the groundbreaking book by journalist Juan González of Democracy Now!, this film also offers a powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely noted triumphs of the millions of Latino immigrants who are transforming the nation's cultural, economic and political landscape. With rarely-seen newsreel footage and perspectives from notable U.S. and international leaders, this film will appeal to all those who have an opinion about immigration. HARVEST OF EMPIRE features extensive interviews with and commentary by journalist Geraldo Rivera, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, NPR reporter Maria Hinojosa, Grammy-winning singer Luis Enrique, ACLU executive director Anthony Romero, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, and many others.
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