Harvest of Empire

Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color and Meaningful Movies Project at Diocese of Olympia is proud to present an online screening of HARVEST OF EMPIRE: The Untold Story of Latinos in America. A powerful documentary from Onyx Films 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 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 U.S. 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.

Please stay after the screening for our panel discussion and community conversation – see the schedule below. Register by using the Eventbrite link here or below.

Release Year: 2012

Running Time: 90 min.

Director: Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez

Featuring: Junot Diaz (Pulitzer Prize winning writer,) Luis Enrique (Grammy Award winning singer,) Juan Gonzalez (Journalist,) Maria Hinojosa (NPR reporter,) Jesse Jackson (The Rev., Activist)Rigoberta Menchú (Nobel Peace Prize winner,) Geraldo Rivera (TV journalist ,) Anthony Romero (ACLU Director.)

ONLINE GROUP SCREENING ON ZOOM: Friday, October 15, 2021 at 6pm PDT – 7:30pm PDT – Watch with us before the panel discussion and community conversation.

INDIVIDUAL ONLINE SCREENING: There will be a 48-Hour opportunity prior to our group screening for you to watch the movie online, on your own device.

PANEL DISCUSSION AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON ZOOM: Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm PDT – 9:00pm PDT.


SPONSOR:   Circulos de Color/ Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color

ADMISSION: Free, but please register HERE – at our Eventbrite page.

Questions? Please email Sylvia Sepulveda at ssepulveda@ecww.org.

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