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Harvest of Empire

Harvest of Empire
1:32:41 | 2012

Categories: Documentary, Politics, Latino

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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t********m
February 7, 2016
A+

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r********m
July 25, 2015
Not just immigrant from Latin America, badly ravaged by the US which became an even more wealthy nation after its incursion throughout LATAM , but also immigrants from countries like LAOS, VIETNAM etc.... because of they human atrocities we committed there as well .. based on lies.. (See Golf of Tokin incident - a lie- which lead to Vietnam war)... we are seeing the same thing in the middle east ... Bush & Dick Cheney went to war there to fill their pockets and the pockets of others with huge quantities of cash at the expense of the American People (military) which they use to feed their greed... Iraq was a war based on lies, false pretenses, much likethe Gulf of Tokin Incident... the Bush administration and its cronies wanted to get rich on contracts and oil , which they did, but in the process left a huge mess , caused an economic collapse and now want to do it all over again by putting Bush lil' brother at the helm again... so yes... we will have massive diaspora from the middle east as well Europe because we invade sovereign countries just because we can lie about going there and no one can stop us or the EU... I seriously hope the BRICS nations can put a stop to all this nonsense once and for all... they need to stand up against this BS bullying .. it had gone on for way too long and killed milions.. our hands are so tainted with blood ; from slavery, to wars, to police brutality, etc etc.... only by making our citizenry aware of such atrocities and the horrific history of our nation will we ever be able to stop the vicious cycle.. but we are failing.. kids today, the next gen are so fucking clueless ... anyways.. Harvest of Empire is a tiny fraction of the entire pie of clusterfucks we have inflicted on humanity..

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m********m
July 8, 2015
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Great overview of why so many spanish speakers come to the US.

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