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iLens: Harvest of Empire

Presented by: Edward Wright-Rios, Associate Professor of History

USA (2012) Dirs: Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez. A powerful documentary that exposes the connection between U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the policies that decimated the 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 United States. Adapted from the landmark book written by journalist Juan Gonzalez, the film tells of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to the majority of U.S. citizens, but must become part of our national conversation about immigration. English. Unrated. 90 mins. DVD.

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Wed Oct 2, 2013 7:30pm – 10pm Central Time
Sarratt Cinema (map)