The WAMM Movie Committee will be showing “Harvest of Empire” on Monday, November 11 from 7 to 9 pm at 4200 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.
A powerful documentary that 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 cover 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 United States. 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.
(2012, 1 hr 30 min, Directed by Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez, USA)
Pepperwolf will lead the after-film discussion.
Connecting the dots. . . A chance to discuss the film follows the showing.
Always FREE and open to the public.
ALL ARE WELCOME! Free popcorn!
Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee